Winter Cities

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

How do you cre­ate a liv­able and vibrant win­ter city? Plan­ning and design of the built envi­ron­ment for win­ter cities can be chal­leng­ing. Win­ter cities are an oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence con­trast­ing indoor and out­door envi­ron­ments, cus­tomized for com­fort with­in well-estab­lished sea­son­al-based design prin­ci­ples. Stu­dents will explore top­ics in win­ter com­fort in local and glob­al win­ter cities, ener­gy con­ser­va­tion, design­ing for trans­porta­tion and mobil­i­ty in sub zero envi­ron­ments, win­ter tourism and indus­try, win­ter city pol­i­cy mak­ing and devel­op­ing design inter­ven­tions for win­ter city sites.

Course at a glance
  • May be recognized for Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits by the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) for holders of the Registered Professional Planner designation.
  • Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the degree to which the architectural features of a winter space encourage winter comfort for visitors.
  • Recognize the importance of using energy-efficient technology in winter city design.
  • Assess the usability of a winter site for pedestrians and cars.
  • Propose a winter-oriented tourism service or event in a winter city.
  • Write a short strategic plan to support a conceptual design for a service, event, or site design intervention which encourages winter comfort.
  • Brainstorm a conceptual design for a winter cities service, event, or site design intervention which encourages winter comfort.

Offered:

Take note:
  • Assessment activities may be during the course class dates, and a post-assignment after the last class date.
  • Bursary opportunities may be available for members of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA).
Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Nov 15Nov 24
Mondays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm MT

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Nov 19
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

9:00 am – 11:00 am MT

Saturdays

Sundays

Dec 3 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Ryan HallID: ryan-hall

Ryan Hall is a senior planner with community planning at the City of Calgary. He is the team lead for the Beltline ARP Amendment project, which created the implementation tools for the culture and entertainment district in East Victoria Park and Stampede Park. He was also a project team member for the Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan scoping project and has worked on the Calgary Main Streets project team to help plan and design 24 of Calgary's streets. Ryan’s areas of specialty include Indigenous engagement, project management, urban design, policy research, development application review, and public engagement.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Assessment activities may be during the course class dates, and a post-assignment after the last class date.
  • Bursary opportunities may be available for members of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA).
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this fall: