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SFU CITY104: Introduction to Neighbourhood Design

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Apr 11
SFU CITY104: Introduction to Neighbourhood Design SFU City Program - Continuing Studies Apr 11, 2023 : 6:00 pm to May 2, 2023 : 9:00 pm

This course is 4 days starting April 11 (three evenings online, one in-person walking tour). 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:  Online-supported remote delivery and one day, in-person walking tour  
Note: This course includes a walking tour through the Kitsilano neighbourhood in Vancouver. 
Instructor: Scot Hein 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – 6:00pm-9:00pm (Pacific time) – Online 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 – 6:00pm-9:00pm (Pacific time) – Online 
Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 10:00am-3:00pm (Pacific time) – In-person walking tour of Kitsilano 
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 6:00pm-9:00pm (Pacific time) - Online 

To register:
Questions?: [email protected]

Margaret - SFU City Program
Hybrid class
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