Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Learn how to design effective subdivision layouts by examining the different processes involved: taking raw land through site analysis to land use and preliminary design, from density considerations and circulation patterns to special layouts, and from the preliminary investigation to the approval process. Apply these concepts to design and draft your own maps and subdivision plans.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the origins of the land use planning system in Alberta.
- Visualize the relationship of planning and the regulatory framework within which large scale suburban development is achieved.
- Describe the land development process and the role of developers in community development.
- Identify the primary benefits of a “master planning approach” to land development.
- Understand the main considerations in plan preparation.
- Describe the legislative, planning and engineering considerations that inform subdivision design.
- Understand the differing perspectives of the local municipality and the developer in securing subdivision approval.
- Describe the basic considerations of subdivision design while exploring its design from “above, in and around.”
- Examine why some subdivisions fail and what can be done about it.
- Reflect upon new directions and innovation in suburban neighbourhood design.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.