Sustainable Urban Design 1: New Approaches to Urbanism

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This is the first course in our Sustainable Urban Design series, designed in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. It explores the reasons why the need to develop fully sustainable communities in the fullest sense has never been greater.

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About the Sustainable Urban Design series

This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. The series aims to provide insights into how the adoption of a holistic view of sustainable design and development leads to more resilient urban communities. Land use, ecological factors, mass migration and many other sources of stress are affecting community life. These factors, combined with the need for job creation, mean that we have to find new approaches to urbanism.

The ongoing Poundbury development in Dorset, UK, is used as a recurring case study during the series. It is an urban extension of an existing town, Dorchester, which is developed using the principles of architecture and urban planning advocated by Prince Charles in his book A Vision of Britain. In 2018, Poundbury is home to 3,000 people in a mix of private and affordable housing, and it provides employment for around 2,000 people in 180 shops, cafes, offices and factories.

About this course

Land use, ecological factors, mass migration and many other sources of stress are affecting community life. These factors, combined with the need for job creation, mean that we have to find new approaches to urbanism.

This course is part of a series, in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation, which aims to provide insights into how the adoption of a holistic view of sustainable design and development leads to more resilient urban communities.

Studying this series will help you understand:

  • the importance of master planning;
  • how to identify and remove barriers to change;
  • low-carbon communities;
  • mixed use and stimulants to business growth;
  • transit-orientated development;
  • the importance of getting the details right.

Time commitment

2 hours

Award details

On successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate for 2 hours of formal CPD study.

 

Enrolment details

This course is FREE. To begin, simply “Add to basket” and register.