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International Certificate Course: Urban Food Challenge

Citizen Centred Innovation: International Certificate Course
Toronto – Barcelona
September 14 – 26, 2014


Complex social, environmental and business challenges need new thinking and new connections to come up with new solutions. Our rapidly urbanizing world faces evolving demands and threats. How can we prepare for a changed future?

We have partnered with Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD U (Toronto) and Bau Design College (Barcelona) to deliver an exciting learning opportunity. Join other decision makers, influencers and passionate implementers who are building their skills to take on some of the biggest issues their cities are facing. This unique program brings international participants together for deep exploration in a two week immersion experience. The creative hubs of Toronto and Barcelona are emerging as global leaders in urban innovation and serve as the perfect backdrop for experimentation. One week in each city brings a diverse perspective to the challenges at hand.

You will receive intensive training in a range of disciplines including human factors, design thinking, system mapping, sustainable business models, and co-creation techniques and methods.

More importantly, you will apply your learning to find creative solutions to a complex problem: this time we will be focused on food waste in urban centres. In addition to lectures and hands-on practice, the program includes daily field explorations of food-related aspects in each city, including visits to innovative social food enterprises such as Not Far From The Tree, The Stop Community Food Centre, and a private Jane’s Walk in Toronto; participating in a Tapas Lab; going on a Hidden City Tour of Barcelona (unique guided tour through the old town led by homeless guides); and engaging with organic farmers to understand the inter-dependencies and trade-offs in the complex urban food system.

Download the course brochure with detailed program information by clicking here.

To register in the course:
https://citizen-centric.eventbrite.ca

For further inquiries:
T: +1 905 707 8956
F: +1 416 703 3885

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