Implementation Methods

One important challenge urban designers face today is that often, when they measure their final products against the urban design plans, design guidelines, and comprehensive community input, the results are disappointing, and at times unacceptable.

So what goes wrong?

This course focuses on the implementation of urban design projects in dynamic and often complex situations. Through discussions, case studies, and exercises, you’ll learn new tools and techniques to help ensure successful implementation of your projects.

Currently not available for registration.

What will I learn?

In this course, you’ll do the following:

  • Discuss the issues and opportunities that relate to implementing urban design projects
  • Examine the basic tools for implementation in different situations and locations
  • Discover and practice breakthrough urban design implementation strategies while considering complex decision-making environments and processes

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Field trips
  • 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 post-course assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered via videoconference.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Professional development credits

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

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