A foundation formed by Prince Charles will collaborate with Simon Fraser University on projects of urban studies graduate students and on work with commercial developers in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Vancouver Sun said the university sees the linkup with the Prince's Foundation for Building Community as something that will fit both the school and the interests of metropolitan Vancouver.
The university's urban studies master's program has historically focused on social, economic, and cultural aspects of sustainable place-making, but less on physical design, Anthony Perl, director of SFU's Urban Studies Program, told the paper. "The Prince's Foundation's strength in design and our strength in sustainability seem like a good fit together," he said.
The partnership of the university and the 25-year-old foundation will enable students at SFU to learn from the work that the Prince's Foundation has doing in a number of locations around the world. The partnership will also "provide consulting services to the city's progressive developers to incorporate new design principles into their projects, the Sun said.
Simon Fraser is the foundation's first partner in North America, the paper said.
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