Gillian Lewis, Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland
Jingwen Mu, Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland
In this workshop, you have the opportunity to make a difference and crack a real-life sustainability challenge that impacts every one of our staff and students at the University — commuting for work or study.
Whether you drive to the office, cycle to lectures or catch up on work on the ferry across the Hauraki Gulf, a diverse range of travel habits and perspectives is what will make this workshop hum not ho-hum.
To guide you through this interactive, student-led session is a team of smart, inspirational mentors — our inaugural Future17 alumni.
They will apply the skills they have learned this year, as they worked together with students and mentors from Waipapa Taumata Rau and institutions worldwide on developing solutions to sustainability problems put forward by a range of business partners.
You will hear about the trailblazing journey this cohort of students has taken, and you’ll gain insight into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of a team, you will apply design-thinking concepts and generate creative answers to curly questions around car parks, ride-sharing, EV charging stations, biking infrastructure, data on travel patterns, transport-service provision and more.
And if there’s mileage in your team’s proposals, you may also get to continue working with the University’s new Sustainability Hub, to see your solutions take effect on campus.