Foundations of Cultural Planning
Trace the history of the concept and practice of cultural planning from the origins of the Town and Country Planning Movement to its present-day application and development in North America, Australasia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- understand the history and principles of cultural planning and their relationship to current practice, policy and programs
- identify and understand the relationship between cultural planning and other types of planning – urban and regional, social, economic, environmental
- understand the strategic, integrated and comprehensive approach to cultural resources, policy, and planning at community, urban or regional levels
- situate cultural planning – and cultural plans – in a wider policy landscape and make the necessary connections to various policy and planning agendas including social cohesion and inclusion, cultural diversity, quality of amenity and place, local and regional economic development and well-being
- understand the mapping, research and consultation needs of cultural planning to be both sustainable and inclusive.
"[From this course] I hoped to get a general orientation to the concepts and practice of cultural planning. What I got was that but also a deeper conceptual understanding that was strongly grounded in social justice. My expectations were exceeded."
"I really liked how the instructor had us tie our assignments to our own professional practice/community. It made the course incredibly relevant and really gave me the chance to think about how I would apply what he was teaching."
-Fall 2012 Foundations of Cultural Planning Students
Instructor: Colin Mercer
Standard Fee: C$800
This course can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to earn the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an online professional learning program offered by the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development.
The format of this course is 100% online. Courses are structured to provide a positive learning environment for participants to engage and interact with the content and class discussions. In an online course, additional time for individual study and reading is required to review the course material for assignments. Instructors facilitate throughout the course and are available to provide feedback via email and through discussion forums. This course involves an average of 10 to 12 hours of study per week.
This course is recognized by the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) for 36.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Learning Units.
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