Four professors at the Waterloo School of Architecture are involved in an unprecedented research partnership to increase the equity, social value and sustainability of the built environment.
Adrian Blackwell, David Correa, Jane Hutton and Maya Przybylski are co-applicants on Quality in Canada’s Built Environment: Roadmaps to Equity, Social Value and Sustainability, which brings together researchers and other stakeholders from 14 universities and 68 public and private organizations at the municipal, provincial and national levels.
The project received $2.5 million in federal funding this week through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, bringing the total investment including partner contributions to $8.6 million.
It is the first time in the design disciplines in Canada that all of the schools of architecture, as well as most landscape architecture and environmental design departments, have come together on a research project.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Chupin of the Université de Montréal, the partnership aims to spark dialog among those active in considering and creating the built environment across the country.