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SFU CITY104: Introduction to Neighbourhood Design

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Sep 10
SFU CITY104: Introduction to Neighbourhood Design SFU Continuing Studies Sep 10, 2022 : 10:00 am to Oct 1, 2022 : 1:00 pm

This course is 4 days starting September 10. Please see schedule below.

Make a difference in the future of your neighbourhood. While city-building has traditionally been a top-down undertaking, neighbourhood design has focused on building from the grassroots up. In this course, you will learn the basic tools and strategies to help you join the conversation and advocate for the neighbourhood you want to live in.

You will build a toolkit to help you navigate public processes, including: permitting, zoning, economic planning, context reading, and choosing appropriate built forms. Through examinations of relevant case studies, you will learn how to strategically convey local aspirations towards thoughtful, transformative outcomes.

You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss the current urban design challenges facing your neighbourhood, and develop specific co-design participatory strategies to address them. Walk away with an achievable plan and a support network comprised of others who are passionate about place-making.

Format: in-person at SFU Harbour Centre campus
Instructor: Scot Hein
Schedule details:
Note: This course includes a walking tour through Kitsilano
Saturday, September 10, 2022: 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022: 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022: 10:00am-3:00pm (Note: this day will be the walking tour of Kitsilano)
Saturday, October 1, 2022: 10:00am-1:00pm

SFU CITY Program
515 W Hastings St
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