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SFU CITY101: Planning for Non-Planners: What You Need to Know about Community Planning

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Jan 12
SFU CITY101: Planning for Non-Planners: What You Need to Know about Community Planning SFU City Program - Continuing Studies Jan 12, 2023 : 6:00 pm to Feb 2, 2023 : 8:30 pm

This course is four evenings beginning January 12. Please see full schedule below.

This course is an introduction to the practice of urban planning and how to build more sustainable, vibrant, and inclusive communities and physical environments.

You will learn about the matters, purpose and practice of urban planning in Canada, British Columbia, and the Metro Vancouver region. This course offers a special focus on planning and development issues in the region, and the planners’ role in building cities. We will explore the interrelationships between the physical, environmental, economic, social, and built considerations in planning at the site, neighbourhood, city, and regional scales.

The course will include defining urban planning and planning theory and history, explaining why we need to plan the physical environment. It outlines the role of participants, stakeholders, and decision-makers in the planning and development processes. This will include a review of the regulatory hierarchies, and the application of land use tools, including: plans, policies, bylaws, development permitting, and other approvals.

Format: Online-supported remote delivery
Instructor: Eric Aderneck
Schedule details:
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:00pm-8:30pm PST
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:00pm-8:30pm PST
Thurdsay, January 26, 2023 - 6:00pm-8:30pm PST
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:00pm-8:30pm PST

To register:
Questions?: [email protected]

Margaret - SFU City Program
Online-supported remote delivery
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
(778) 782-4025
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