Designing and Drafting Design Guidelines

October 26, 2017, SFU Vancouver
Instructors: Neal LaMontagne, Oliver Hartleben
Good urban design—from the building to the site to the neighbourhood—benefits from strong, clear and well-crafted design guidance, and many planners and urban designers are tasked to draft design guidelines.
This course will guide you through the challenge of drafting design guidelines in varied contexts—from the elements of urban design performance to structure and the drafting process. This course will also help you make a meaningful contribution to advancing the quality of your local built environment and the development approval process.

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Next-Generation Transportation webinar series

Free Roaming and Walkability — Enhancing urban design, cities and spaces for wellness and well-being
Oct 23, 10 AM PDT
Speaker: Dr. William Bird,
Moderator: Sandy James, director, Walk Metro Vancouver
Free. Reserve a spot

Dr. William Bird is a renowned medical physician and urbanist who believes prevention and wellness should be practised at a city scale. Dr. Bird has always been fascinated with the connection between the health of humans and their environment. As a pioneer in leading innovative programs and practices, he has transformed millions of people’s lives around the globe through his work. He has been named among the top 100 who are making Great Britain a happier place and he is an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), awarded by the Queen for his work connecting health and physical activity… 
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New Community Data Science Course

Community Data Science Theory and Practice
Nov 21, 22, 28, 29, SFU Harbour Centre
Instructors: Andy Yan, SFU City Program; Craig E. Jones, UBC
This professional development course focuses on the collection, analysis, visualization and dissemination of information derived from structured public datasets. You’ll acquire a basic toolkit for navigating public datasets containing socio-economic, demographic, land-use and real estate data. You will not only develop a familiarity with core datasets like the Census, municipal business licenses and property datasets, but also a basic ability to understand and use most structured public datasets. While you won’t necessarily fully master these datasets in this single course, you’ll learn a set of skills and conceptual understandings to analyze and share information. The course provides a balance of “how,” “what” and “why” of working with data and understanding its possibilities and limitations in the development of evidence-based decisions.
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Other learning opportunities

Urban Design – Economic Fundamentals
Nov 15-16, 9 AM – 5 PM, SFU Vancouver
Instructors: Gerry Mulholland and Michael von Hausen

Urban Design – Planning for Transportation and Accessibility
Nov 17-18, 9 AM – 5 PM, SFU Vancouver
Instructor: Tamim Raad
Aging, Design, and the City
Feb 2, 2018, SFU Vancouver
Instructor: Beverley Pitman

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