Introduction to Green Infrastructure - Online

Start Date
01/01/2020
End Date
01/01/2022
Description
Green infrastructure means natural and human-made elements that provide ecological and hydrological functions and processes. Green infrastructure can include components such as natural heritage features and systems, parklands, stormwater management systems, street trees, urban forests, natural channels, permeable surfaces, and green roofs. Green infrastructure use is widespread across the US and Europe, but capacity in Canada to use, create policy for, incentivize, and apply green infrastructure is limited. This course is designed to build this capacity in the public and private sector by introducing green infrastructure through its types, benefits, principles, applications, and successful policies.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Understand the range of possible benefits using green infrastructure

Learn the principles behind incorporating green infrastructure into community building projects

Understand the various elements and functions of green infrastructure

Understand the barriers to green infrastructure implementation

Understand the planning process designed to develop a comprehensive green infrastructure planning and implementation strategy

Learn about successful policies implemented in other jurisdictions
Instructors
Rohan Lilauwala
Website Registration
Course Codes
LAA_IGI
Provider
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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