PLAN 211 City-Making: A Global Perspective — an undergraduate course developed by Dr. Su-Jan Yeo — was launched in September 2017 to a pioneer cohort of 47 students at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Embedded in the course curriculum is the time-sensitive and team-based “Ideathon Challenge” — a platform on which students generate outcome-driven solutions to a real-world problem scenario. This pedagogic experiment was awarded the UBC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Grant. As principal investigator and course instructor, Su-Jan conducted an evaluative study (2017-2019) to assess the effectiveness of the Ideathon Challenge as a pedagogic method in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and applied learning.
The learning and teaching in PLAN 211 takes place at The University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Point Grey campus—located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.