Back by popular demand, this 3-evening course will be offered again in the Fall. Registration is now open. This course is an introduction to the practice of urban planning and how to build more sustainable, vibrant, and inclusive communities and physical environments.
Students 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, and the interrelationships between the physical, environmental, economic, social, and built considerations in planning at different scales. The course will include defining urban planning and planning theory and history, explaining why and how we plan, and outlines the role of participants, stakeholders, and decision-makers in the planning and development processes.