Experiential Learning

  • [Fieldtrip] Cities A to Z: Forest City

    20 September 2019 (Fri)

    In September 2019, The Cities A to Z class visited Forest City Malaysia to observe a trans-nationally developed enclave and experience urbanism (forest City) and its negative environmental effects. The students first visited Kelab Alami – an NGO located in Kampung Ladang in Tanjung Kupang, Johor. There, the students engaged with the citize...

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  • [LAB] London LAB 2019

    15 July 2019 (Mon)

    LABs at Yale-NUS The Learning Across Boundaries (LABs) programme is a co-curricular programme developed by the Yale-NUS Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) in collaboration with Yale-NUS Faculty. LABs are faculty-led programmes of short duration that allow faculty to share their scholarship with students outside of the tr...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Beach Clean-up

    1 April 2019 (Mon)

    The students conducted a beach clean-up in collaboration with the non-profit Green Nudge in Singapore (Water and Waste in Urban Environments, Semester 2, Academic Year 2018/2019). Students collected more than 160 kg of trash in a few hours. The goal of this experiential learning opportunity was to reflect on the type of waste existing along...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Introduction to Urban Studies: Fore...

    5 February 2019 (Tue)

    In February 2019, The Introduction to Urban Studies class visited Forest City Malaysia to consolidate their learning about different modalities of extended urbanisation – the city-region and global urbanisation. Forest City is a mega-development located in the Johor Strait. It is developed by the Chinese-owned Country Garden Pacific View in the ...

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  • [LAB] London: City in Transition

    16 May 2017 (Tue)

    For one week in May 2017 eighteen students joined Prof. Jane M Jacobs and landscape architect Ms. Victoria Marshall for a summer LAB (Learning Across Boundaries) focusing on regeneration in London.  They explored many different regeneration phases: from the rebuilding after the Great Fire; to Georgian and Victorian era renewals; through to the d...

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  • [LAB] San Francisco: Placemaking & Communit...

    14 February 2017 (Tue)

    For one week in February 2017, eighteen students joined Prof. Nick Smith and Prof. Catherine Sanger for a learning trip on community development in the hotbed of the 1960s Counterculture movement, San Francisco. They visited San Francisco’s famed and unique neighborhoods, each is a sanctuary to a community with a shared identity across eth...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Creative Cities: One North Cluster

    28 October 2016 (Fri)

    The Creative Cities class went on a morning fieldtrip to explore the nearby One North urban cluster and visit Infinite Studios and IMDA to talk to people from the local media industry. One North is made up of multiple ‘polis’s that provide infrastructure like office space, research and production facilities, and combines this with residential...

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  • [LAB] The American Pastoral: The Construction o...

    13 September 2016 (Tue)

    Is nature natural? Can the urban be rural? Are cities made of open spaces surrounded by buildings or buildings surrounded by open spaces? Led by Professor Nick Smith, the freshmen set out to one of the oldest cities in the United States to explore the conceptual and material construction of nature as an integral component...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Bandung: The Experience of Peri-urb...

    11 March 2016 (Fri)

    Students from both classes visited Bandung, the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province. Students were given a tour by local students from various universities around Bandung city, where they learnt about the developments and plans that were shaping the growth of Bandung. Students also explored Rancaekek, a peri-urban area also known as a desa...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Divided Cities: Singapore’s Chinatown

    30 October 2015 (Fri)

    As part of the Divided Cities 2014, Prof Jane Jacobs led a trip to Singapore’s Chinatown. The class visited Singapore’s Chinatown as a variant example of an urban ethnic enclave. Students were asked to identify which features of the built environment and social life indicated it was a ‘Chinatown’. They were asked to then think...

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  • [LAB] Huizhou: History, Agriculture, and the Fu...

    28 October 2015 (Wed)

    As part of a Week 7 Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) project, a group of Freshmen students together with Prof. Nick Smith visited the rural areas of Anhui, China. There, they accessed and compared the development trajectories of a few villages. They also engaged the local villagers and village officials and gained a deeper understanding of...

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  • [LAB] Placemaking RC4: Casa Clementi

    18 September 2015 (Fri)

    In the first semester of the College, Prof Jane Jacobs teamed with philosopher Prof Matthew Walker and ran a Week 7 Learning Across Boundaries Programme (LAB), titled ‘Placemaking RC4’. Yale-NUS is a new College in a new but temporary building: how were students going to start to feel at home and to make their own...

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  • [LAB] Placemaking RC4: ETH-Singapore’s Future C...

    17 September 2015 (Thu)

    The researchers and scientists at ETH’s Future Cities Lab are great supporters of the Yale-NUS Urban Studies programme. Our students visit their nearby laboratory-studio often and researchers there assist with Yale-NUS courses, lead fieldtrips and support internships. In our Placemaking RC4 Lab of 2014, FCL researchers showed students historic m...

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  • [Fieldtrip] Introduction to Urban Studies: Batam

    17 September 2015 (Thu)

    The students in Introduction to Urban Studies 2015 visited Batam, an Indonesian island a mere 40 minute ferry ride south of Singapore, located in the Riau Archipelago. Why would an urban studies class go to a nearby island, which is largely non-urban? Well, a city is always embedded in a region. One of the ways...

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