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- Workshops and short courses
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Workshops and short courses
Date: Feb 15, 2021 to May 9, 2021
Cost: Early bird registration before January 15, 2021 - $349.00
Regular Cost: $399.00 (Early bird: Register by January 14, 2021 for $349.00 + GST)
Duration: twelve weeks, 30 Hours
This 30 hour (over twelve weeks) online course is for policy makers, professionals, and students seeking to understand green infrastructure (GI) and its potential for managing the impacts of urbanization and climate change. The aim of the course is to foster a network of professionals engaged with the challenges and opportunities of blending nature and infrastructure.
Green infrastructure and related nature-based solutions are gaining widespread support as effective components of healthy city building as well as climate adaptation strategies. The course provides an overview of how GI systems work, the ecosystem services they can provide, and how they can be employed effectively.
The course has four parts that together provide a substantive overview of the current green infrastructure policy, design, and practice and the associated challenges and opportunities.
Online short course: Renewable Energy Transition Strategies
Date: April 12th - June 30th 2021
Price: $399.00 + GST (Early Bird: register before March 31, 2021 for $349.00 + GST)
Duration: Twelve weeks, three hours per module (approximately).
The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement. The number of municipalities around the world setting ambitious 100% renewable energy targets is growing, with some cities in the US and Europe having already met this goal. However, the transition to renewable energy is not easy and it requires moving forward collaboratively with businesses, governments, and the public. City leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge to work effectively in partnerships across sectors.
By highlighting foundational first actions, this interdisciplinary course will help provide the knowledge and perspective needed to confidently lead a municipal-level renewable energy transition.
The course covers a range of interrelated topics including the global context for renewable energy transitions, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable transportation, renewable energy literacy, communicating with and engaging stakeholders, and resources for continued learning.