CITY109

Introduction to Sustainable Cities

Cities are at the centre of the global sustainability challenge: both sites of intense resource consumption and places of creative invention and solutions implementation.

In this course, you will be introduced to the basic challenges and principles of sustainable urban planning and design as well as survey the field's most influential tools used at different spatial scales from a city-region to a single building. Using climate change-related mitigation and adaptation examples used in Metro Vancouver, you will learn about key dimensions of climate action and ecological knowledge and how they can be incorporated into planning and design.

Note: You will be evaluated on in-class, team-based workshop exercises (pass/fail).

Overview

Location: Online
Duration: 4 evenings
Tuition: $315

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Upcoming Offerings

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Start DateWed, Nov 2, 2022
Schedule
  • Wed, Nov 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Wed, Nov 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Wed, Nov 16, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Wed, Nov 23, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
LocationOnline
InstructorNeal LaMontagne
Cost$315.00
Seats Available32
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Start DateWe will offer this course in Spring, 2023. Registration will open once the details are finalized.
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LocationTBA
InstructorNeal LaMontagne
Cost$315.00
Seats Available35
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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Identify the basic principles of sustainable urban planning and design
  • Interpret and comment on sustainability goals in practice
  • Describe the applicability of sustainable city practices across different spatial scales

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Expect instructor-led presentations and class discussions
  • Prepare to discuss, debate and formulate your own opinions
  • Plan to access online materials and resources

You will be evaluated on:

  • In-class workshop exercises (Pass or Fail)

Who should take this course?

This introductory course is for both professionals and engaged citizens with an interest in learning about sustainable cities.

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional development credits

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