The World Urban Campaign is pleased to welcome Global Studio to the platform as an Associate Partner. Global Studio is an action research program where international interdisciplinary students, academics, and professionals in the city building professions come together to collaborate on community-based projects. Informed by the UN Millennium Development Goals, the program promotes participatory forms of education and practice that will benefit under-served communities and facilitate bottom-up, collaborative partnerships.
The Global Studio approach uses community-based action and research agenda with the aim of helping to improve people’s lives in disadvantaged communities. In addition, Global Studio facilitates and feeds a developing national and international network of city building students, academics, and professionals who will be able to contribute more effectively to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, and especially Goal 7 to “ensure environmental sustainability’ which includes ‘improve the lives of slum dwellers’, and Goal 8 “develop a partnership for development’.
Global Studio has taken the position that these challenging issues in combination with climate change and the future impacts of peak oil will require the most talented urban professionals, and has selected its participants accordingly.
Visit http://theglobalstudio.com to learn more.