MBA course aims to equip cities for survival
Students of the CURE program tackle real-world challenges faced by cities around the world, including Mexico City (above).
This program was not theoretical. We were given the opportunity to tackle real-world challenges
Through the CURE program, Shanghai-based Brown Xu is currently examining how to develop tools and mechanisms for resilience in Mexico City.
The notion that cities are ‘a cauldron of complexity’ holds ample learning opportunities for students.
UBC professor Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran leads the CURE program.
The work of CURE began in 2016, when faculty from UBC-Sauder, Yale University, The University of Ghana, Indian Institute of Management and Monterrey Institute of Technology developed and launched, in partnership with Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, a learning platform focused on urban resilience for students in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). One of CURE's recent projects is to develop ideas for sustainable housing options for residents in Mukuru, a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya (above).
This experience exceeded my expectations. I learned so much from collaborating with teams worldwide.
Crystal Yates chose the CURE program as an elective while attending Yale’s School of Management.
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