City Lab at SPIRE
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) delivers a new interdisciplinary course.
City Lab is an educational course where students, faculty and professional partners work in tandem with a city’s leaders to solve real-world problems at an urban and metropolitan scale. The course offers a Jesuit-inspired clinical experience consistent with the School of Continuing Studies’ commitment to applied studies. Georgetown’s traditional strengths in curriculum and faculty will fortify the clinical experience.
City Lab includes trips to Geneva, Ohio throughout the course of the planning program in addition to a final capstone experience. City Lab is where both theory and practice are integrated and where generalists and specialists work together. Since most urban issues take time to identify, study and analyze, City Lab provides an opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with a city to tackle multiple urban challenges and planning projects that may be intertwined and interrelated. City Lab serves as a true urban laboratory whereby the city will benefit from the entire resources of the university – business, law, real estate, sociology, and history among others. It offers the opportunity for students, faculty, and design professionals to collaborate and work together.