Nature of Cities – Professional Development Program

Date: 2003

EcoPlan developed and delivered a professional development workshop for land use professionals and practitioners on urban green space restoration, enhancement and protection. Certified by both the Planning Institute of BC and the BC Society of Landscape Architects for professional development learning credits, the three-hour workshop included a comprehensive package of training materials and supporting fact sheets (e.g., Green Space and Public Health, Development Benefits of Green Space, etc.), an interactive presentation and a “mini-charette” where participants were challenged to identify green space opportunities and develop supporting programs, policy and strategies around them. The series was delivered to over 20 municipalities in southern BC.