UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development

Online Course: Foundations of Cultural Planning (April 25 - June 26)
April 11, 2016 - 11:59pm
Registration Deadline
Online Course
April 11, 2016

Trace the history of the concept and practice of cultural planning from the origins of the Town and Country Planning Movement to its present-day application and development in North America, Australasia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the history and principles of cultural planning and their relationship to current practice, policy and programs;
  • Identify and understand the relationship between cultural planning and other types of planning – urban and regional, social, economic, environmental;
  • Develop strategic, integrated and comprehensive approach to cultural resources, policy, and planning at community, urban or regional levels;
  • Situate cultural planning – and cultural plans – in a wider policy landscape and make the necessary connections to various policy and planning agendas including social cohesion and inclusion, cultural diversity, quality of amenity and place, local and regional economic development and well-being; and
  • Understand the mapping, research and consultation needs of cultural planning to be both sustainable and inclusive.

Note: This course is approved by the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) for Organized Learning Units.

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Palmer is former Director of Democratic Governance, Culture and Diversity at the Council of Europe. In this role, he managed programmes and projects concerned with cultural policy and action, cultural heritage, diversity, intercultural dialogue, democratic governance and conflict resolution across 47 countries.

This course can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an international professional learning program delivered 100% online. For more information and to register, visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/foundations-cultural-planning/uc002