University students are facing uncertainty in terms of basic needs and amenities with the rise in housing, food and travel costs as a result of the rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. This challenge aims to take a closer look at the factors affecting accessibility to safe and affordable housing, food, and transport and allow students to explore possible solutions that could be implemented at scale within local and global contexts.
This challenge will focus on addressing one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). It will give the students a chance to explore a wide variety of real-world issues - How do food and housing insecurity impact student resilience? How can we boost resilience in the student community? What does this look like for diverse student groups? What role can a university play in supporting resilience within its own community? This challenge seeks to come up with student-based solutions to these types of essential questions.
This 2-hour design sprint will guide students through a Hackathon-format to collaboratively identify potential solutions to addressing the challenge.