SFU City Program Fall Schedule

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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY CITY PROGRAM
www.sfu.ca/city

UPCOMING:

Foundation in Sustainable Community Development
$900 / SUST910-VA1117
Thursday-Saturday, September 15-17, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course presents the certificate’s vision of sustainable community development and related principles. Sustainability issues and solutions are reviewed through a combination of case studies, exercises and presentations by leading experts. Instructors: Vanessa Timmer, Principal, Resourceful Solutions Consulting, and Associate, Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Mark Holland, Vice President of Development for New Monaco Enterprise Corporation; Patrick Condon, Associate Professor, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments, University of British Columbia; Russel Horwitz, Principal, Kwela Leadership and Talent Management; Susan Haid, Manager Sustainable Community Development at District of North Vancouver; Michael Geller, architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer, Michael Geller and Associates Ltd.; Mark Roseland, Director, SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Developments; and others.
Details/Registration

NEW COURSE:

Pop-up Planning Issues: A Legal Perspective
October 6, 2011, 9 am-4:30 pm, Fee $268.80 (including HST)
Should planners react to every change in land use patterns that comes along? How should they respond in appropriate cases? This course explores an array of emerging land use issues such as tax exemption gardens, lock-off suites and other short-term tourist accommodation, time shares and undivided fractional interests, asylum and other residential accommodation in churches, EV charging stations, live-work studios, cash corners, MVS advertising, shipping containers that never go anywhere, pop-up stores, unconventional utility systems and marijuana dispensaries.
Instructor: Bill Buholzer, Lawyer, Young Anderson.
Register/Details


FALL 2011 COURSES

Urban Design Certificate Program — in Ottawa

Urban Design: Economic Fundamentals

September 21–22, 2011

URBD785-OT1117 / $725

Venue: Ottawa Convention Centre

Details


Urban Design: Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design
September 23–24, 2011
URBD787-OT1117 / $725  
Venue: Ottawa Convention Centre
Details


Urban Design Certificate Program – in Vancouver

Urban Design: Theory and Practice
$600 / URBD780–VA1117
Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course provides a context and framework for the Urban Design Certificate program. Learn the basics of the environmental, economic, social and historical developments and concepts that inform current urban design practice. Learning Objectives:

  • Review the history and principles of urban design and place-making
  • Learn a methodology (ie. The Place Test) for site evaluation and context analysis and improve your visual awareness
  • Apply what you learn to a live site addressing key elements like built form and massing, public realm and green considerations, and mobility
  • Explore the differences and similarities of suburban and rural urban design
  • Discuss new emerging elements of urban design
  • Explore Vancouver’s successes and lessons learned through a walking tour of key sites in downtown Vancouver

Instructor: Michael von Hausen, Principal, MVH Urban Planning and Design, Inc.; Scot Hein, Senior Urban Designer, City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Studio; Frank Ducote, Principal, Frank Ducote Urban Design
Details/Registration

Urban Design: Visual Communication
$600 / URBD786–VA1117
Friday-Saturday, November 4 -5, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
Drawing and visual communication skills are essential in urban design. Participants examine graphics for different audiences in the urban design process; learn the basics of line and form drawing, colour and perspective techniques; and gain hands-on practice using graphic tools that efficiently increase communication skills. Instructors: Michael von Hausen, Principal, MVH Urban Planning and Design, Inc.; Frank Ducote, Principal, Frank Ducote Urban Design
Details/Registration

Urban Design: Economic Fundamentals
$600 / URBD785–VA1117
Friday– Saturday, November 18 -19, 2011
9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
The relationships between economics and urban form are examined from three perspectives: private sector, public sector and public/private partnerships. Participants examine case studies and discover how economic factors from market analysis to detailed cost considerations influence urban design.
Instructors: Michael von Hausen, Principal, MVH Urban Planning and Design, Inc.; Paul Rollo, President, G.P. Rollo and Associates Ltd., Land Economists.
Details/Registration

Urban Design: Urban Revitalization
$600 / URBD784–VA1117
Friday– Saturday, December 2 -3, 2011
9 am–5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course will focus on four key aspects of revitalization— the theoretical foundations, strategic planning, socio-economic viability, and urban design. Through a series of case studies, lectures, an interactive group exercise as well as a site visit to Vancouver’s Chinatown—a heritage conservation district for the past forty years—this course will illustrate the challenges and opportunities facing urban revitalization projects in both small and large communities. Instructors: Alastair Kerr, Cultural Heritage Management Consultant, Victoria; Judy Oberlander, Judy Oberlander and Associates Inc., Consultant in heritage conservation ; Joe Y. Wai, Architect, Joe Y. Wai Architect Inc.
Details/Registration


Sustainable Community Development Program

Foundation in Sustainable Community Development
$900 / SUST910-VA1117
Thursday-Saturday, September 15-17, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course presents the certificate’s vision of sustainable community development and related principles. Sustainability issues and solutions are reviewed through a combination of case studies, exercises and presentations by leading experts. Instructors: Vanessa Timmer, Principal, Resourceful Solutions Consulting, and Associate, Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Mark Holland, Vice President of Development for New Monaco Enterprise Corporation; Patrick Condon, Associate Professor, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments, University of British Columbia; Russel Horwitz, Principal, Kwela Leadership and Talent Management; Susan Haid, Manager Sustainable Community Development at District of North Vancouver; Michael Geller, architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer, Michael Geller and Associates Ltd.; Mark Roseland, Director, SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Developments; and others.
Details/Registration

Applications in Sustainable Community Development
$600 / SUST911-VA1117
Friday- Saturday, September 30 – October 1, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
Through field trips and presentations by sustainability project champions, you will explore the application of sustainability principles in a variety of programs, projects and business ventures.
Details/Registration

Sustainable Economics for the Real World
$600 / SUST912-VA1117
Friday- Saturday, November 4 -5, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course provides an overview of the emerging field of sustainable economics, as well as the tools for building the business case for sustainability. Key methods addressed include life cycle analysis, triple bottom line accounting and real estate valuation. Instructor: Alexis Morgan, Biodiversity and Sustainability Consultant; Associate, One Earth and Pembina Institute Green Economics Program, and guest speakers.
Details/Registration

Communicating Sustainability for Awareness, Accountability, and Action
$600 / SUST906-VA1117
Friday- Saturday, November 25 -26, 2011
9 am-5:30 pm, SFU Vancouver
This course provides tips and tools for effective communications practice and examines how sustainability is perceived by the public, and whether we can make sustainability “sexy.” We also explore community-based social marketing and how new media technologies may be harnessed for sustainable community development.
Instructor: Nina Winham, Principal, New Climate Strategies, and guest speakers.
Details/Registration



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Surrey Transportation Lecture Program
$300* ($250 in sponsorship available) / CITY238–SU1117
10 Wednesdays, September 14 –November 16, 6:30–9:30 pm, plus one Saturday morning tour
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library
This course is a comprehensive introduction to transportation in the Lower Mainland with a particular focus on Surrey. You will learn about a range of transportation issues, including roadway planning, the relationship between transportation and land use, and the operation and management of our transportation systems.
Instructors: Senior staff from City of Surrey, MetroVancouver, TransLink, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and special guests.
Course details, visit: http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/7097.aspx

Limited spaces available – applications still being accepted. Apply today. Download application form



EVENTS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Heritage Vancouver presents – My Grandview: A Walking Tour
August 27, 10 am-12 pm noon / Heritage Vancouver members: $10; Non-members: $15
Join Heritage Vancouver’s first President Michael Kluckner for a unique look at Vancouver’s Grandview neighbourhood. You will roam over the blocks between Pender and Victoria Drive and First Avenue east of Commercial Drive, examining rows of builders’ houses, the scattered mansions of a century ago, surviving corner stores, apartment buildings and the Franciscan monastery – all in all one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Vancouver. 
Details/Tickets: www.heritagevancouver.org

NewCity Design Awards – recognizing excellence in architecture and urban design
The NewCity Design Awards will recognize Surrey’s most significant accomplishments in city-building: architecture, landscape, urban design and infrastructure.  The awards will be decided by an independent jury, who will assign at least one “Award of Excellence” and optional “Awards of Merit” in each of the NewCity’s eight categories. Anyone can suggest a worthy project. Actual submission packages will be submitted by the design/development team for each project.
Submissions close September 9
Details: www.surrey.ca/city-government/8991.aspx

Walk 21 Metro Vancouver Conference 2011: The International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities
“Transforming the automobile city: walking steps up!”
October 3-5, 2011
Conference Location: SFU Goldcorps Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Web and email: www.walk21.com/vancouver; vancouver2011@walk21.com

In 2011 the International Walk21 Conference is being hosted by Metro Vancouver. The conference’s metropolitan focus involves municipalities in the region, health authorities, Translink, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, as well as the regional government. Metro Vancouver has teamed together to create an innovative conference focusing on the best practices for urban design, transportation mobility, and health promotion to provide the best places to walk to and through. We invite you to join us in Metro Vancouver, Canada for the 2011 Walk21 Conference, Oct 3-5. Come and walk with us!

The Natural Step Canada’s Courses

The Natural Step Canada’s Sustainability for Leaders courses will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and tools to strategically plan and implement sustainability initiatives in your business, community, or organization, and communicate your activities and success to stakeholders.

Sustainability for Leaders Level 1: Foundations is a unique program which brings together core concepts of sustainability taught by inspirational speakers and draws upon 20 years of practical experience. http://www.thenaturalstep.org/en/canada/sustainability-for-leaders-course-level-1

Sustainability for Leaders Level 2: Practitioners is a NEW advanced program taught by inspirational speakers that draws upon 20 years of practical experience to enable its graduates to design and manage sustainability initiatives in their business, community, or organization. http://www.thenaturalstep.org/en/canada/sustainability-for-leaders-course-level-2

Integrated Sustainability Community Planning Course: Learn how to embed sustainability throughout your community’s planning, decision-making, and operations by registering for The Natural Step Canada’s Integrated Community Sustainability Planning Course. http://www.thenaturalstep.org/en/canada/integrated-community-sustainability-planning-course


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