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CapilanoU x CityStudio

All the resources you need to successfully complete a CityStudio project in one place.

Resources for Finalizing Your Project Deliverables

Here, you can find resources that help you produce a professional and impactful final CityStudio deliverable. Note: not all CityStudio projects require that you create these deliverables. Please check your assignment outline or confirm with your instructor before creating the following. Resources include:

  • Template for your One-Pager
  • Templates for e-Poster Formatting
  • Preparing Your Pitch

Preparing your One-Pager

Your one-pager is a clear and concise summary of your project. It outlines the most important aspects of your work for someone with no previous knowledge of your assignment. It may be used by our municipal partner(s) to quickly understand the project you created, to share your project with other staff and to report back to municipal councilors.

Preparing your e-Poster

Preparing Your Pitch

Your pitch is a 60 second verbal summary of your project that you may be asked to present at the end of term and if you are invited to HUBBUB. The goal is to clearly explain your work and help your listener understand the overall goals and outcomes of your work. A good pitch will solicit interest, prompt follow-up questions and be memorable for the listener.

A strong pitch would include:

  • Your name + group members
  • What is the issue/opportunity that you were tasked with?
  • How did you approach this opportunity. Briefly - what did you do?
  • What were some of the main findings (e.g. 3 key findings) – simple and to the point so that the audience understands and remembers.
  • What are your top recommendations/next steps, including an illustrative example
  • Why this project is so important / such a great idea

Best practices

  • Grab your audience’s attention: use a question or statistic to open

  • Frame the project: summarize the background of the challenge very briefly (e.g. 1 sentence) to give some context

  • Keep it simple: focus on a few key pieces of information that your listener will remember

  • Slow and steady: use pauses for emphasis and speak at a regular speed; do not try to fit as many words as possible into your 60 seconds.

  • Test your pitch on people who are not familiar with your project. Did they understand?

  • Practice, practice, practice!