Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Provides a brief introduction to land use planning theory, law, and processes. Environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability will be discussed using an integrated framework of various forms of community capital. Students will also examine governance and decision-making through the perspective of sustainability.
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable communities with reference to the social, economic, and environmental foundations upon which they are based.
- Describe how sustainability should be integrated into local government decision-making processes.
- Demonstrate how sustainable communities act to address the key determinants of health and well-being.
- Analyze how municipalities can reduce the harmful or unsustainable effects of a community on its natural environment.
- Discuss the reasons economic and fiscal analysis needs to be part of decision-making for the development of sustainable communities.
- Outline the steps in an effective monitoring, evaluation, and indicators (MEI) planning process.
My current research interests include: healthcare policy and politics public administration and public policy processes and theory priority setting and resource allocation health promotion, community development and community capacity building urban planning, urban sustainability, and links to ...
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.