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Experiential Learning

CityStudio - Applying Classroom Learning to a Real-World Settings

city_studio_5008_llpike.jpgCityStudio, Grenfell applies experiential learning techniques all the while creating opportunities for collaboration with the City of Corner Brook.

Following on the Vancouver model, Grenfell's CityStudio program has actualized the following approaches:

  • Students develop projects that are focused on municipal issues;
  • Students receive on-campus lectures on urban planning theory and practice, and applied training through studio sessions held at City Hall;
  • Projects are presented to city council and city staff on completion;
  • Students work in group, and the course follows an experiential learning format with reflections, peer reviews, written assignments, and no exams/midterms

Topics for each CityStudio course are set in collaboration with the City of Corner Brook. Themes for CityStudio GEOG 3350: Community and Regional Planning and Development:

Fall 2016 - Downtown Public Space Animation 

Fall 2017 - Sustainable Waterfront Redevelopment 

Fall 2018 - Winter Outdoor Recreation Hubs

Winter 2019 - Potential Development of Bartlett Point Park/ the Yacht Club

Fall 2019 - Support the Vitality of West Street 


Grenfell Office of Engagement

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4020-4027
Phone: (709) 637-6208