The urban sphere is complex, and it can be difficult to account for the different voices affected by urban development. At COurban, we believe that an interdisciplinary lens is crucial to understanding all facets of the urban environment. The professional world offers countless conferences and classes aimed at furthering careers and projects, but it can be difficult to effectively infuse the new knowledge back into your work. COurban’s goal is to bridge this gap by engaging delegations of professionals in hands-on learning experiences in Copenhagen and Malmö and home town based consulting upon arrival home. Together, we co-create tools that shed new light on the experience of urban space and expand participants’ understanding of their own projects.
COurban has vast experience in sharing know-how by utilizing one-to-one practical learning. The COurban Masterclasses will enable participants to actively facilitate change by teaching concrete and tested tools for how to plan, design and build a livable city. This masterclass is open to policy-makers, politicians, urban planners, urban designers, or any professional working on a project that tackles aspects of livability in the urban environment.
COurban hosted the first masterclass with the City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham (WA) the 14th-18th of May 2018. The objective of the masterclass was to inspire new Design Guidelines for Urban Livability in Bellingham. The week in Copenhagen and Malmö entailed bike tours, talks from advocacies, city staff and politicians and will be followed up with design charrettes in Bellingham in June and September 2018.
We look forward to welcome the delegation from Tacoma, Puyallup and Fife (WA) in August for our second Masterclass.