The SFU Faculty of Environment has announced a new professional development course, Green Infrastructure Design in Urban Centres: Policy, Design, and Practice. The course is intended for professionals in the green infrastructure or sustainability field, including but not limited to policy makers, sustainability managers, landscape architects, urban planners, municipal engineers and climate change, transportation and community engagement specialists at the city or regional level. The purpose of the course is to understand green infrastructure’s potential for managing the impacts of urbanization and climate change.

The term is split into four parts that provide an overview of  how green infrastructure (GI) systems work, the ecosystem services it can provide, the design and effective employment of GI, and its potential to manage the impacts of urbanization and climate change.

This course involves 30 hours of self-paced learning over 12 weeks from February 15 2021 – May 9, 2021. The course will be facilitated by Melina Scholefield, P. Eng., Manager, Green Infrastructure Implementation and team lead for the City of Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy.

More information and registration for the course can be found here.

Register by January 14th for reduced tuition!