Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
How do you create a livable and vibrant winter city? Planning and design of the built environment for winter cities can be challenging. Winter cities are an opportunity to experience contrasting indoor and outdoor environments, customized for comfort within well-established seasonal-based design principles. Students will explore topics in winter comfort in local and global winter cities, energy conservation, designing for transportation and mobility in sub zero environments, winter tourism and industry, winter city policy making and developing design interventions for winter city sites.
Course at a glance
- May be recognized for Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits by the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) for holders of the Registered Professional Planner designation.
- Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the degree to which the architectural features of a winter space encourage winter comfort for visitors.
- Recognize the importance of using energy-efficient technology in winter city design.
- Assess the usability of a winter site for pedestrians and cars.
- Propose a winter-oriented tourism service or event in a winter city.
- Write a short strategic plan to support a conceptual design for a service, event, or site design intervention which encourages winter comfort.
- Brainstorm a conceptual design for a winter cities service, event, or site design intervention which encourages winter comfort.
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.