URBD791

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.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
2 TBA $650.00 39 -

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

Registration may close up to one week before the course begins. 

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

View a sample course agenda (PDF)

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 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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