Update: Courses and events at the City Program

October 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

New Course:
How Photography Can Enhance the Professional Practice of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Photography can enhance proposals, provide more accurate site and context evaluation, clarify and improve all kinds of communications, reduce time and construction costs, record progress, assist post-occupancy surveys, and help win awards. This course provides a basic understanding of how people visually perceive the environment around them and illustrates how photography can improve your skills and final product.
Fri, Oct 12, 9 am-4:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Instructor: Richard Hulbert, architect, urban designer, photographer
AIBC Credits: 7.5 Non-core Learning Units

Upcoming Courses, Fall 2012
Urban Design
Visual Communication
Fri-Sat, Oct 26-27, 9 am-5:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Drawing and visual communication skills are essential in urban design. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn and practice graphic techniques that will enhance your ability to communicate ideas visually.

We’ll explore how to effectively use graphics for different audiences in the urban design process. If you’re a novice, this course will increase your confidence by leaps and bounds as you learn the basics of line and form drawing, colour, and perspective techniques. If you’re more experienced, this course will be a good refresher that will also address more advanced drawing and presentation techniques.
Instructors: Frank Ducote, principal, Frank Ducote Urban Design; Michael von Hausen, president, MVH Urban Planning & Design, Inc.
Economic Fundamentals
Fri-Sat, Nov 16-17, 9 am-5:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Traditionally, there has been a significant gap between financial analysts and urban designers. This course helps close this gap by introducing the important relationships between economics and urban design.

On the first day, we’ll introduce the tools and techniques of land economics analysis. On the second day, we’ll focus on applying these tools through a variety of current case studies that are relevant to urban design and planning practice.
Instructors: Michael von Hausen, president, MVH Urban Planning & Design, Inc.; Paul Rollo, president, G.P. Rollo & Associates Ltd.; Gerry Mulholland, G.P. Rollo & Associates Ltd.
Planning for Transportation and Accessibility
Fri-Sat, Nov 30-Dec 1, 9 am-5:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Streets have a vital role in place making. Successful streets balance requirements to move people and goods, connect buildings and public spaces, and create settings for life. How can urban transportation policies and streetscape design help achieve good urban design and more liveable cities and communities?

In this course, we’ll answer this question by exploring planning and urban design issues for transit, cars, cycling, walkability, and parking. We’ll also learn about the relationship between transportation and built form, neighbourhood traffic calming, and the features of transit-oriented developments.

We’ll use case studies to help analyze the competing demands for road space, including access, linkages, and urban design and public realm issues.
Instructor: Tamim Raad, director, Strategic Policy and Planning, TransLink; and others.
Sustainable Community Development
Sustainable Economics for the Real World
Fri-Sat, Nov 2-3, 9 am-5:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Green Economy Frontiers and Opportunities
Fri-Sat, Nov 23-24, 9 am-5:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Professional Development Courses
Financing Urban Growth: The Use of Development Cost Charges and Community Amenity Contributions
Wed, Nov 28, 9 am-4:30 pm
SFU Vancouver
Instructor: Jay Wollenberg, president, Coriolis Consulting Corp.; Bill Buholzer, lawyer, Young Anderson

Events in Your Neighbourhood
Building Intelligent Communities in BC
October 4
BCNET and i-CANADA are holding an executive workshop to enable economic development officers, municipal planners and CIOs in selected B.C. communities to explore ways to accelerate their drive to Intelligent Community status. Program Details
Intensification of Industrial Lands
Metro Vancouver’s industrial lands are in limited supply, and using this land as efficiently as possibly is increasingly important. Join us for a social, presentation, and panel discussion addressing this issue. Gaëtan Royer, Manager of Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks for Metro Vancouver, will present recent research findings on the intensification of industrial lands, including best practices and potential next steps for the region. Panelists: Tracy Casavant, Light House Sustainable Building Centre; Jim Crandles, Port Metro Vancouver; Dave Gormley, Beedie Development Group; Chris MacCauley, CBRE Limited – Industrial Properties
October 23, 6-9 pm. Social from 6-6:30, with light refreshments provided.
Hastings Meeting Room, Oceanic Plaza building, 1035 West Pender Street (Pender St level)
Cost: PIBC & NAIOP Members $15; PIBC & NAIOP Student Members $10; Non-members $20
Registration Required
Space is limited to 80 participants
Registration Contact:
Ryan Noakes, PIBC
Tel: 604.696.5031
Presented by PIBC South Coast Chapter PlanTalk.

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