City Program Spring Courses and Lectures

January 19, 2007 at 10:27 am 3 comments

Here are our upcoming SFU City Program lectures and mid-career courses. Most events take place at SFU Vancouver, with some lectures in Surrey and some courses in Edmonton and Kelowna.

Public lecture speakers include Anthony Downs of the Brookings Institution, author of many books including ‘Stuck in Traffic’ and ‘New Visions for Metropolitan America’ .

Registration and additional details at http://www.sfu.ca/city .

Public Lectures:

-Bing Thom: The Making of Central City and Beyond, Re-scheduled to March 1, Surrey

-Landmarks, not Landfills: Keeping Canadian Cities out of the Dumpster, February 15

-Anthony Downs: Shaping the Region’s Future – Connecting Land Use and Transportation, March 7 (Surrey) or March 8 (Van)

-VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture: Landscape, Waste and Urbanization, with Alan Berger, May 23

-Building Complete Communities: The Noisette New American City, May 31

-City Making in Paradise with Mike Harcourt and Ken Cameron, June 14


Courses:

Urban Design: Studio I, Analytic Tools, January 25-27, Surrey

Urban Design Special Topics: Public Participation Methods, February 23-24

Urban Design: Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design, March 9-10

Urban Design: Alternative Development Standards, April 27-28

Urban Design Studio II, Synthesis of Urban Form, May 31-June 2

Urban Design: Theory and Practice, May 9-10, Edmonton

Urban Design: Visual Communication, May 11-12, Edmonton

Professional Development:

-Real Estate Development from the Inside Out, February 12-March 19

-The Challenge of Sustainable Development for Heritage Conservation, February 16

-Video Production for Planners, May 8-June 14

-Engineering for Planners, Planning for Engineers, May 11

-Three Things They Didn’t Teach You in Planning School, April 17, Kelowna

Philosophers’ Cafés:

-Bad Manners, April 12

-Buying Happiness, May 3



THE CITY PROGRAM

January to June 2007

Courses and lectures take place at SFU Vancouver unless otherwise noted.


-Courses in Vancouver: Urban Design Courses, Professional Development Courses

-Courses in Edmonton

-Course in Kelowna

-Free Public Lectures

-Philosopher’s Cafés


Courses in Vancouver


Urban Design Courses:


Urban Design: Studio I, Analytic Tools (core)
Thursday-Saturday, January 25-27, 9 am-5:30 pm
$750; cohort $650 / CITY 778
Venue: SFU Surrey

This studio course will focus on the importance of analyzing place and its context to determine the most appropriate urban form. This year’s case study will be the Surrey City Centre Redevelopment.  Prerequisites: UD Theory and Practice, UD Visual Communication, UD Economic Fundamentals. Instructor: Michael von Hausen, MLAUD, MCIP, BCSLA, President, MVH Urban Planning and Design, Inc.; and others. (AIBC 21 CLU; PIBC 21LU)

Urban Design Special Topics: Public Participation Methods (elective)

Friday-Saturday, February 23-24, 9 am-5:30 pm

$575; cohort $510 / CITY 793

Public processes are standard in every development and plan approval across North America, yet results are often unpredictable or even disastrous. This course is about understanding a different “publicly balanced” approach to obtain more predictable, inclusive and positive results. Public process and techniques will be explored and applied through lectures, case studies and group applications. This course will be a highly participatory experience. Instructors: Sylvia Holland, MBA, SFU Associate, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Strategic Planner / Facilitator, Sylvia Holland Planning Services; Michael von Hausen, (see UD Studio I). (AIBC 14 NCLU; PIBC 14LU)

Urban Design: Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design (core)
Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 9 am-5:30 pm
$575; cohort $510 / CITY 787

Integrating ecological planning into the urban design process will be examined through three themes-process, systems, and change.  Participants will examine site evaluation processes and discover hidden assets in underlying natural resources. Concepts like “net environmental gain” and “eco-economics” will be examined through case studies.  Instructors: Mark Holland, BLA, MSc, MCIP, LEED AP, Principal, Holland Barrs Planning Group; Randy Sharp, BLA, MBCSLA, MCSLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc.; Michael von Hausen, (see UD Studio I). (AIBC 14 CLU; PIBC 14 LU).

Urban Design: Alternative Development Standards (elective)
Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 9 am-5:30 pm
$575; cohort $510 / CITY 781

The tides of real estate development are changing. Sustainable development, Smart Growth, and green buildings initiatives are causing us to rethink how we develop our land in ways that are less expensive, less wasteful, and more environmentally and culturally sensitive.  In this course, expert planners and engineers will discuss the challenges of current projects from policy to construction. A recent survey of BC municipalities will be used to compare and contrast urban, suburban and rural solutions. Participants will be invited to bring their own projects and share them with experts in a “Problem- Solving Live” session.  Instructors: Michael von Hausen (see UD Studio I); Patrick Condon, MLA, ASLA, Associate Professor, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments, UBC; Gordon Harris, MCIP, President and CEO, SFU Community Trust. (AIBC 14 CLU; PIBC 14 LU)


Urban Design Studio II, Synthesis of Urban Form (core)
Thursday-Saturday, May 31-June 2, 9 am-5:30 pm
$750; cohort $650 / CITY 779

The second of two studios in the program builds on Studio I and takes the process one step further to actual design and implementation. This synthesis phase will focus on developing urban design in a comprehensive physical form set sensitively into its urban context. Prerequisites: UD Studio I, UD Ecological Planning. Instructors: Michael von Hausen, (see UD Studio I); and others. (AIBC 21 CLU; PIBC 21 LU)

Professional Development Courses:


Real Estate Development from the Inside Out
Six Mondays, February 12-March 19, 6:30-9:30 pm
$395 (includes GST) / CITY 755

This course gives insight into the real estate industry, how it is structured and how it operates. The course provides a brief history of real estate development. It defines the process, identifies the players, and describes how they interrelate. It illustrates successes and failures, points out the hurdles developers must overcome and what makes them tick. The course also reviews case studies and outlines the difference between developing in Canada, the US and Europe. Instructor: Herb Auerbach, a real estate consultant with almost 50 years of experience. Guest speakers: Chuck Brook, President, Brook Development Planning Inc.; Eric Fefer, Jericho West Developments Ltd; Harold Kalke, President, Kalico Developments; and Ian Thomas, Principal, Thomas Consultants. (AIBC 18 NCLU; PIBC 18 LU)


The Challenge of Sustainable Development for Heritage Conservation
Friday, February 16, 9 am-5 pm
$195 (includes GST) / CITY 124

If it’s true that heritage conservation is an essential part of sustainable development, what do practitioners of both need to know? This workshop identifies how the re-use of existing buildings and historic places that already have investments in energy and land also add a necessary cultural component-an aspect of sustainability often discounted. And it explores how obstacles to rehabilitating buildings and districts can be overcome while meeting the requirements of sustainability ratings and requirements. Case studies by experienced practitioners will highlight the opportunities and provide real-life examples. Instructors: Marc Denhez, Author and Lawyer; Alastair Kerr, MA, Acting Manager, Heritage Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts; Don Luxton, BA, BArch, MRAIC, Principal, Donald Luxton and Associates, Susan Ross, OAQ, MSc, LEED AP, Conservation Architect with Heritage Conservation Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada. Moderator: Patrick Frey, BA, MPA, Director, Heritage Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Heritage Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Sport, and the Arts. (AIBC 6.5 CLU, PIBC 6.5 LU)

Video Production for Planners
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 8-June 14, 6:30-9:30 pm
$1200 (includes GST) / CITY 230
Venue: Cosmopolis Lab at UBC, #433-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver

Develop basic ability in the production and application of digital video in the field of urban and community planning. (1) script development, shooting on digital video, and editing using Final Cut Pro, (2) approaches and techniques for planning application, interview and story telling skills, (3) the components of participatory video, and (4) applying the course materials in a participatory process of engagement. Professionals and graduate planning students will learn together while working on a video project. Professionals are strongly encouraged (but not required) to participate in actual production with their group. Production takes place outside of scheduled class time. Instructor: Jonathan Frantz, MA Planning, Adjunct Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia.  Co-sponsored by SCARP, UBC. (PIBC 36 LU)


Engineering for Planners, Planning for Engineers
Friday, May 11, 9 am-5 pm
$240 (includes GST) / CITY 228

This course will provide an overview of the key differences in the engineering and planning professions and explore how to create relational and project-oriented synergies between these two distinct work cultures. It will examine the history of planning and engineering, including their respective educational requirements and professional values and standards. Typical learning styles,  problem solving techniques, and project management styles of both professions will be examined. Case studies will be explored to demonstrate how better city building and public realm is achieved when planners and engineers work well together. Instructors: Dale Bracewell, MASc, PEng, Manager of Olympic Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver; Michael Mortensen, MA, Manager of Development for Henderson Development (Canada) Ltd. and former Planner, City of Vancouver. (AIBC: 6.5 NCLU; PIBC 7 LU)


Courses in Edmonton

Urban Design: Theory and Practice (core)
Wednesday-Thursday, May 9-10, 8:30 am-5 pm
$695; cohort $595 / CITY 780
Venue: The Westin, 10135-100th Street, Edmonton
Registration deadline: April 28

Urban design has become increasingly important in the daily life of communities, big and small. There is an increasing awareness that buildings, spaces and projects should “fit” within a broader social, economic and physical context. Relationships matter. To achieve this new harmony, this intensive course will draw from a variety of disciplines which influence urban design-including architecture, ecology, economics, engineering, real estate development, landscape architecture, planning and sociology-and will analyze Edmonton case studies. Instructors: Michael von Hausen, (see UD Studio I); and others. (AIBC 14CLU; AAA 8CLU; PIBC 14 LU)


Urban Design: Visual Communication (core)
Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 8:30 am-5 pm

$695; cohort $595 / CITY 786
Venue: The Westin, 10135-100th Street, Edmonton

Registration deadline: April 28

This is a hands-on course designed to develop drawing skills in urban design, and to examine the need for effective graphics for the different audiences involved in the urban design process. From practicing the basics of line and form drawing to quick colour and perspective techniques, participants will use graphic tools to increase their skills and awareness of urban design. Instructors: Michael von Hausen,(see UD Studio I); Frank Ducote, BArch,  MCP, Principal, Frank Ducote Urban Design. (AIBC 14 CLU; AAA 10 self reported;  PIBC 14 CLU). Co-sponsored by the City of Edmonton.




Course in Kelowna

Three Things They Didn’t Teach You in Planning School
Tuesday, April 17, 9 am-4:30 pm
$295 (includes GST) / CITY 231
Venue: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street, Kelowna
Registration deadline: April 6

This course is intended for more junior members of the planning profession employed in local government and private sector planners who advise developers. Seasoned municipal planners may find it a helpful refresher or, for newcomers to BC, a good introduction to some practical aspects of planning work in BC. 1. Drafting Zoning Bylaw Amendments: How zoning amendments work, tips for fitting them properly into the existing bylaw, common errors and how to avoid them. 2. Managing The Public Hearing Process: What does the Local Government Act require, what requirements have the courts added on? 3. Immunity From Zoning: Who Doesn’t have to Comply, and why? Instructor: Bill Buholzer, MA, LLB, MCIP, Lawyer, Lidstone Young Anderson.  Co-sponsored by the Planning Institute of BC. (AIBC 6 NCLU; PIBC 6 LU)



Free Public Lectures

Admission to the public lectures is free: reservations are required (unless otherwise noted). Email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100.

Bing Thom: The Making of Central City and Beyond
Thursday, February 8, 2-3 pm

Venue: SFU Surrey, Central City, Theatre 2600, Mezzanine Level, 250 – 13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey,

Seating is first-come, first served; reservations are not required

Architect Bing Thom will discuss his vision and the evolution of the design of Central City, the home of SFU Surrey-a complex that has won accolades. Offered with SFU Surrey. (AIBC 1 CLU; PIBC 1 LU)


Landmarks, not Landfills: Keeping Canadian Cities out of the Dumpster

Thursday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm

Venue: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

To reserve: email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100

If we can reuse items as small as pop bottles, why not whole neighbourhoods? But that isn’t what Canada does: almost 30 percent of landfill is “used construction material.” Author and lawyer Marc Denhez explains how governments intentionally planned to cart cities away in dumpsters and how new policies can bring “sustainability” to the urban fabric instead. Speaker: Marc Denhez is a consultant, lawyer, and author. His books include the Heritage Strategy Planning Handbook and The Canadian Home. Co-sponsored by the Heritage Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Sport, and the Arts. (AIBC 1.5 NCLU; PIBC 1.5 LU)


Shaping the Region’s Future: Connecting Land Use and Transportation

Wednesday, March 7, 7-8:30 pm, Venue: SFU Surrey, Central City, Theatre 2600, Mezzanine Level, 250 – 13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey

or

Thursday, March 8, 7-8:30 pm, Venue: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

To reserve: email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100

Greater Vancouver is likely to reach 3 million people by 2031. How do we accommodate this growth while maintaining our livability, ensuring good local and regional accessibility, protecting the environment, and supporting continued economic prosperity? Come hear ideas on the challenges and possible solutions. Speaker: Anthony Downs, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Author of numerous books including Stuck in Traffic and New Visions for Metropolitan America. Co-sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Regional District, TransLink, and Transport Canada (AIBC 1.5 NCLU; PIBC 1.5 LU)

VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture: Landscape, Waste and Urbanization

Wednesday, May 23, 7-8:30 pm

Venue: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

To reserve: email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100

Alan Berger scans the globe with camera and insights into contemporary development-your guide to a vast, largely ignored field of waste landscapes and to the new chaotic urban landscapes in the emerging world. Expect a radical reconceptualization of your thinking. Alan Berger is Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Author of Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America and Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta. (AIBC 1.5 NCLU; PIBC 1.5 LU)


Building Complete Communities: The Noisette New American City

Thursday, May 31, 7-8:30 pm

Venue: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

To reserve: email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100

Noisette is being restored as a sustainable community-one based on a triple bottom line: people, planet and prosperity. The Noisette Company principal John Knott will give an overview of this community’s master plan to develop as a diverse, interrelated network of neighbourhoods, parks, retail areas, industrial partners, civic facilities and connections to surrounding communities. Co-sponsored by Smart Growth BC. (AIBC 1.5 NCLU; PIBC 1.5 LU)


City Making in Paradise
Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30 pm

Venue: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

To reserve: email cs_hc@sfu.ca or call 604.291.5100

Mike Harcourt (past Mayor and Premier) and Ken Cameron (past regional planner) talk about what’s in their new book, written with Sean Rossiter: nine decisions that shaped the Greater Vancouver Region. Hear first-hand perspectives from those who did the shaping. Also: comments from a panel of ‘new leaders’-the shapers of today. (AIBC 1.5 NCLU; PIBC 1.5 LU)


Philosopher’s Cafés


Look Out! Exploring the Foundations of Our Way of Life:

Four Philosopher’s Cafés that look at the Big Picture from High Overhead

Venue: Vancouver Lookout Tower, 555 West Hastings St (at Seymour St)

Pre-registration is not required. Admission is $5. While we discuss urban issues, we will be looking out at a spectacular 360 degree view of the city. The glass elevator to the top is complimentary. Moderator: Gordon Price, Director, The City Program. Co-produced by Philosopher’s Café and the City Program.

Bad Manners

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 7 pm

How does a tolerant society tolerate intolerance? Or the intolerable. Looking at loopholes in the social contract. Guest-Doug Todd, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities, Simon Fraser University, and Religion and Ethics columnist for the Vancouver Sun


Buying Happiness

Thursday, May 3, 2007, 7 pm

What does the Good Life cost-and can you put down a refundable deposit? Richard Lipsey explores the economics of happiness. Guest-Richard Lipsey, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Samar Chandra  |  September 30, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    When is the next upcoming Courses in Edmonton ?
    Samar Chandra
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    Urban Design: Theory and Practice (core)
    Wednesday-Thursday, May 9-10, 8:30 am-5 pm
    $695; cohort $595 / CITY 780
    Venue: The Westin, 10135-100th Street, Edmonton
    Registration deadline: April 28

    Urban design has become increasingly important in the daily life of communities, big and small. There is an increasing awareness that buildings, spaces and projects should “fit” within a broader social, economic and physical context. Relationships matter. To achieve this new harmony, this intensive course will draw from a variety of disciplines which influence urban design-including architecture, ecology, economics, engineering, real estate development, landscape architecture, planning and sociology-and will analyze Edmonton case studies. Instructors: Michael von Hausen, (see UD Studio I); and others. (AIBC 14CLU; AAA 8CLU; PIBC 14 LU)

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