Transportation
April 1, 2021

SFU City Program: Transportation Planning Foundations

Transportation has a powerful impact on how communities work – and how they might not. How and why are some modes chosen over others? Who gets to decide? Join senior transportation planner Elicia Elliott to explore the basics of planning and discover how you can influence decisions to shape healthy, affordable, and sustainable communities.

Transportation Planning Foundations

May 4, 11, 18

6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. PDT

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This upcoming course provides land-use and public health professionals with a toolkit to assess their communities from a public health lens. We’ll also consider perspectives of policy development, design and implementation.

There are no prerequisites for this course and it will be offered via online-supported delivery.

Planning and Designing Healthy Communities
April 23 & 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT)

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Planning for Non-Planners: What You Need to Know About Community Planning (CITY101)

Last September, 42 professionals gathered in Vancouver for CITY101—Planning for Non-Planners—a first-of-its-kind course exploring the fundamentals of urban planning. In many ways, the course marked the start of a new era at the SFU City Program.

We are now developing four more 100-level courses covering integral disciplines within the planning ecosystem. We hope these courses will help community members and professionals connect and contribute to informed conversations around city and region-building.

Your next opportunity to dive into urban planning starts March 2.

March 2, 9, 16

6:30 –9:30 pm

SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Instructor: Eric Aderneck

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Our new evening workshop delves into the theory and approaches in urban planning that have shaped our region, and provides an overview of how land-use tools (plans, policies, bylaws, permits, etc.) are applied to planning decisions.

This course is perfect for anyone looking to gain a solid understanding of the field.

Planning for Non-Planners: What You Need to Know about Community Planning

Dates: Thursday, November 14, 21 & 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Instructor: Eric Aderneck, VP Planning and Development, iFortune Homes Inc.; Industrial Land-Use Planning Consultant

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From the SFU City Program:

We’re very pleased to announce a new offering of Community Data Science: Theory and Practice – the first immersive professional development program of its kind in Canada.

Making data-driven land-use, infrastructure, and policy decisions requires that planners, engineers, local policy-makers and managers understand various options, design choices, and trade-offs between them.

Our foundational, part-time Theory and Practice course leaps headfirst into public datasets, with exploring the most critical analytical tools, visualization approaches, and best practices in disseminating insights.

This course takes place over four days at the SFU Harbour Centre Campus:

• Fri Nov 9, 9am to 5pm
• Sat Nov 10, 9am to 5pm
• Fri Nov 23, 9am to 5pm
• Sat Nov 24, 9am to 5pm

Instructors: Craig Jones, PhD candidate, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia; Andy Yan, Director, SFU City Program

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Mobility Pricing – Is it time? Lessons from London and Stockholm
The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission will release their findings and recommendations for the region later this month. What lessons can Vancouver learn from other cities in moving forward  to achieve our transportation goals?
Join us to hear from Ben Plowden, Director of Strategy and Planning from Transport London and Mattias Lundberg, Head of Transportation Planning for the City of Stockholm. A panel discussion will follow with representatives  from leading North American cities to explore common opportunities and challenges with mobility pricing.
Our speakers will also be joined by panelists Amanda Eaken, Director of Transportation and Climate in the Healthy People, Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Kristen Simpson, Acting Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Project Development Division.
Thursday, May 17
7:00-8:30 pm
SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street
Lecture Admission: Free, but registration required. Register for lecture.
Webcast: Free, but registration required. Register for webcast.

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WEBCAST — Mobility Pricing: Is it time? Lessons from London and Stockholm

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission will release their findings and recommendations for the region later in May. What lessons can Vancouver learn from other cities in moving forward to achieve our transportation goals?
Join us to hear from Ben Plowden, Director of Strategy and Planning from Transport London and Mattias Lundberg, Head of Transportation Planning for the City of Stockholm. A panel discussion will follow with representatives from leading North American cities to explore common opportunities and challenges with mobility pricing.
Thursday, May 17
7 – 8:30 PM PDT

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