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SFU CITY104 Introduction to Neighbourhood Design

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Apr 3
SFU CITY104 Introduction to Neighbourhood Design SFU Continuing Studies (The City Program) Apr 3, 2024 : 6:00 pm to Apr 17, 2024 : 8:30 pm

Make a difference in the future of your neighborhood. While city-building has traditionally been a top-down undertaking, neighborhood 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.

Note: This course includes a walking tour through Kitsilano on April 13.

Course Details

  • Schedule:
    April 3, 10, 17 - 6:00 PM-8:30 PM (PST) - Online-supported remote delivery
    April 13 - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (PST) - Walking tour (in-person)
  • Instructor: Scot Hein

To register for CITY104, visit

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