The University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has launched a Bachelor of Design in City Innovation program, which the university says is a first for Western Canada. Starting in the fall of 2023, students will learn about social issues and city design through a hands-on multidisciplinary approach. The program will cover the relationship between people and their constructed environment. “If we look at the big problems and challenges in the world today — climate change and social injustice — they are grounded in the built environment, in the relation between people, and how they interact with the environment, their cities, their spaces and each other,” said UCalgary SAPL Dean Dr John Brown. “This program came about because we identified that there’s a significant knowledge and skills gap to address these critical challenges.” UCalgary Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.