Community-Designed Sustainable Furniture for the Centre for Green Change
This community-university project will bring local residents, students, academics, community/non-profit partners, and professional designers together in a number of workshops to design and build sustainable furniture using recovered/recycled materials. These furniture pieces will be used in the Centre for Green Change that will house the growing environmental education and green employment programs of the Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre’s Green Change Project.
Climate Justice and Water Management
Climate Justice and Water Management project links university researchers with community-based NGOs conducting environmental education, and organizing participatory workshops in low-income African cities with pressing climate change and water-related problems. This project builds on proven methods of community-university collaboration to strengthen urban watershed governance and increase equity in public participation processes related to urban climate change adaptation.
Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA)
York University has partnered with Peacebuild to contribute to the development of a PCIA community of practice committed to the critical development of PCIA theory and practice. The project will also include a special edition of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development; a conference at York University in Toronto in May 2013; and enable the crafting of effective tools of conflict-sensitive development.
Work in a Warming World (W3)
An international project which will study the challenge that climate change presents to Canadian employment and workplaces. The project will examine seven Canadian employment sectors to seek policy, training, employment and workplace solutions to effectively assist Canada’s transition to a low-emission economy.