In collaboration with Saint Paul University's School of Social Innovation.

INS3119 / INS5108

Theories of Local Governance and Applied Approaches to Citymaking

About Workshop

Focused on the study and practice of people’s impact on cities, this course introduces students to the practical application of participatory democracy. Students will learn about local governance, principles of urbanism, practical application of civic engagement, and important city issues.

Students will have the opportunity to work with a representatively diverse group of Ottawa residents through Synapcity’s City Lab to understand and address important municipal issues. This class will be a collaboration between Synapcity and Saint Paul University aiming to address relevant local issues.

Workshop Details

As a result of attending this course, students will be able to:

  1. Hold a mindset that will enable students to constructively initiate and sustain community, political and civic change.
  2. Describe the structures and processes of local governance in shaping cities.
  3. Identify opportunities for citizen involvement.
  4. Select and apply the appropriate tools to constructively address  a neighbourhood/community/city challenge.
  5. Identify and assess stakeholders who impact a neighbourhood/ community/city challenge and strategically prioritize actions to engage, work and collaborate with them.
  6. Appreciate and analyze diverse perspectives in neighbourhood/community/city challenges and learn how to create messages in order to align those diverse perspectives.
  7. Envision and articulate an ideal future regarding a neighbourhood/community /city challenge.
  8. Formulate a case for new approaches and strategies to address current municipal issues.

Join Us

Course is offered for the Winter 2020 Session. Click here for more information on the City Lab.

Tuesdays, 5:30PM-8:30PM

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