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Learn the Basics of Urban Planning : One-Day Live Online

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Oct 21
Learn the Basics of Urban Planning : One-Day Live Online Eric Aderneck Oct 21, 2023 : 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Learn the Basics of Urban Planning : One-Day Live Online Class, by Eric Aderneck, RPP, MPL, BCOM, DULE

A live online interactive class to learn the basics of urban planning concepts, terms and issues and how it all contributes to city building.

What You'll Learn

Delivered by practicing professional planner Eric Aderneck, RPP, MPL, BCOM, DULE, who teaches urban planning courses at Langara College, Simon Fraser University, and the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley Real Estate Boards, receive an expert introduction to urban planning and how it contributes to building sustainable and vibrant communities.

In this class you will learn what urban planning is (aka city planning, land use planning, community planning), why we plan, types of plans, define land uses and calculate densities, and how plans are prepared and implemented. Additionally, the roles of planners, stakeholders, and decision-makers in planning and development processes.

We'll explain planning concepts, principles, terms, and current issues, and how municipal plans and policies interconnectedly influence real estate development, transportation systems, and other urban matters, with local Vancouver examples. We will consider planning at different scales, at the site, neighbourhood, city, and regional levels, and review the application of land use tools, such as: plans, policies, bylaws, zoning, subdivision, and other approvals.

Specifically, the 5-hour online live interactive class covers the following components:

• The Need for Planning

• Planning and Sustainability

• Land Uses and Densities

• Types of Land Use Plans

• The Process of Plan-Making

• Regulating Land Uses

• Actors and Public Engagement

• Land Development Process

The class format includes presentation sections by the instructor, Q&A engagement, and facilitated group discussion sessions, along with breaks and lunch. Course materials and resources will be provided by email a few days before the start of class. More info on website:

Eric Aderneck
31 Peveril Ave
Vancouver (West Mount Pleasant / West Riley Park- Little Mountain), BC V5Y 2L2
(604) 721-5528
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins