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"I am a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of experience implementing public park projects in New York and Vancouver."
Student Profile: Stephen Wilkinson
Urban Studies master's student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
I am a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of experience implementing public park projects in New York and Vancouver, and my design-focused educational background and practice lead to me seek a social-science based theoretical framework to inform my professional practice.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose SFU's Urban Studies program because of the strong theoretical focus on understanding the city through a social-science lens, and the breadth of faculty research in urban social equity and urban ethics.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
In my research-focused capacity, I am studying various aspects of professional design implementation, including public parks and their development, situating the intersection of professional ethics of public space design and social equity within the formation of the city.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I am continually rewarded by realizing how the tools of social science can be implemented within design practice.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?
- SSHRC CGSM: Joseph Armand Bombardier
- Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s Fellowship
Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/stephenw2/
- Twitter: @inwud