UBCx

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs - Free Online Course
April 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 11:59pm
Online edX Course
UBC
Online
BC

Instructors:
Larry Beasley, former planning director of Vancouver and Distinguished Professor of Practice at UBC
Jonathan Barnett, noted authority on urban design from the University of Pennsylvania.

The whole mechanism of city planning and urban development, world-wide, is producing a form of urbanization which is not compatible with our environment. Almost everything that is being built is making the problem worse, and climate change and rapid population growth are turning a badly flawed system into something that could literally end in disaster.

Using real examples from around the world, Beasley and Barnett show how integrating planning, urban design and the conservation of natural systems can produce a sustainable built and natural environment, im-plemented through normal business practices and the kinds of capital programs and regulations already in use in most communities.

The first session of the course will start April 4th.

Visit https://www.edx.org/course/ecodesign-cities-suburbs-ubcx-ecodesignx#! for complete course information, an introduction video, and to enroll.