Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods

In this course, you’ll study the elements and principles of integrated neighbourhoods. We will delve into the issues confronting innovation, design requirements, and key tools and techniques. We'll also examine practical methods for beginning to retrofit existing neighbourhoods and creating new integrated neighbourhoods on green field sites.

Currently not available for registration.

This course is available as part of the Urban Design Certificate (elective course) and on an individual basis.

For campus-based courses, registration may close up to one week before the course begins.  

For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

In this course, you’ll do the following:

  • Review the history of neighbourhood planning and design
  • Define a complete community
  • Discuss innovative trends in neighbourhood planning and design in cities, suburbs and rural areas
  • Analyze local case studies
  • Apply what you learn in a team studio on neighbourhood making that explores conceptual alternatives for designing integrated neighbourhoods

View a sample course agenda (PDF)

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Small group discussions
  • Applied exercises
  • Group presentations
  • Assignments

Who should take this course?

  • Planners, architects, and landscape architects
  • Engineers, real estate developers, and building technicians
  • Elected officials and local government administrators
  • NGO staff, financiers, and lawyers
  • Community organizers and advocates

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based on a take-home assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Professional development credits

  • AIBC CES participants, PIBC members, and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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