UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development

New Online Workshop "Resourceful Design Innovation", starts July 8
June 20, 2014 - 11:21am - July 22, 2014 - 2:00am
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The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is offering a new three-week online workshop, “Resourceful Design Innovation by Re-Imagining Existing Urban Assets” starting July 8, 2014.

In this workshop, learn how existing urban resources can be used creatively, resourcefully and strategically to increase their functionality and improve the daily lives of urban residents. From smaller examples of repurposing materials and street structures to larger issues of re-imagining Main Streets and areas of post-industrial cities, the workshop combines practical case studies with examples from the instructor's own international projects; looking at re-using, repurposing, and re-imagining a wide variety of urban assets in new and innovative ways

Three scheduled online sessions, Tues Jul 8, Jul 15 & Jul 22, 12-2:00pm PDT.

Instructor: SCOTT BURNHAM is an urban strategist and design director specializing in leveraging existing assets to increase design capability and social capital. He is the creator of Reprogramming the City in Boston, a global overview of how existing structures and systems can be re-imagined, re-purposed and re-invented to do more in the city, and the former director of the cultural regeneration projects Urbis in Manchester, UK and the Trust Design initiative in Amsterdam.

These online workshops are designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop meets online for two hours, once a week for three weeks, combines lectures and small group discussion, and is led by an international expert. There is also an online discussion forum to continue the conversation with other practitioners between live sessions. Workshops can be taken individually for professional development or three workshops may be combined with a porfolio course as an elective for the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an international professional learning program delivered 100% online.

For more information and to register, visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca/cultural-planning-and-development/courses and join our subscription list for regular program updates.