Applications open for Spring 2021 Here!
In this project-based course, cross-disciplinary student teams work with community partners to perform feasibility studies using technical, social, environmental, and financial lenses. Students will act as consultants with the community partner as the client.
Using a capacity analysis framework, students will learn to apply tools such as project framing, prior art research, stakeholders, LCA, and SWOT analysis, to guide the client towards a solution. The focus will be on improving resilience for communities to deal with major events such as health crises, wildfires, etc. Teams present their findings with regard to scale, context, stakeholder analysis, and possible alternatives.
Deliverables: Students will be graded on in-class labs, a sector research paper, two group presentations, participation, and a final report. (Subject to Change)
Check out past student projects here!
See the Spring 2021 D-Lab I poster here!