Foundations of Cultural Planning

This course can be applied to the UBC Certificate in 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;
  • Develop 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; and
  • Understand the mapping, research and consultation needs of cultural planning to be both sustainable and inclusive.

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.

Note: This course is approved by the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) for Organized Learning Units. This course will qualify for Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) Structured Learning Units. Members of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) undertaking Continuous Professional Learning may claim learning units for this course according to the CPL Program Guide.

Instructor: Robert Palmer

Standard Fee: C$800

Registration closes Oct 6, 2014

"I would highly recommend this course to anyone working in the field of community or cultural development, as I have used the concepts learned over and over again and will continue to adapt my approaches to communities with this understanding, and this result will benefit others. I also took away great perspectives from fellow students."

-Lynda Lafleur, Community Liaison, Columbia Basin Trust - Nakusp, BC

Format

The format of this course is 100% online.

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