UCalgary launches Bachelor of Design in City Innovation program


The University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL) has launched a Bachelor of Design in City Innovation (BDCI) degree. This transdisciplinary program will offer a comprehensive introduction to design thinking for cities and includes courses in visualization, global citizenship, urbanism, and entrepreneurship. Throughout the program, learners will be able to engage in cross-cultural, hands-on projects and collaborate with professionals and municipalities through work-integrated learning opportunities. “The world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change and social injustice, are grounded in the built environment,” said UCalgary SAPL Dean John Brown. “This program is educating students to work across disciplines and understand the relationships between people and places — buildings, landscapes and cities.”