- 7 video lessons (57 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
1.Meet Your Instructor3 mins
2.Introduction to Social Sustainability19 mins
3.How Do We Measure Social Sustainability?12 mins
4.Learning From the Past: Proto-Social Sustainability7 mins
5.Jane Jacobs: The Storefront, the Stoop, and the Sidewalk3 mins
6.Jan Gehl: Life Between Buildings... and Beyond8 mins
What You Will Learn
- Understand the principle of social sustainability, why it’s important, and how it fits into sustainability’s three pillars: economy, ecology, and society.
- Learn how the principles of social sustainability are applied specifically to designed outdoor spaces like streets, neighborhoods, playgrounds, squares, waterfronts, markets, and parks.
- Gain a thorough overview of some early social sustainability pioneers, case studies, and theories, and how these pioneering ideas still resonate today.
- Identify some of the core skills and sensibilities that planners have used in the past to create socially sustainable places. Identify and understand the lessons learned from historic examples of social sustainability.
- Get an overview of the practice of placemaking and how it has impacted socially sustainable design practices.
Learn these skills
- Economic Development
- Environmental Planning
- Historic Preservation
- Land Use
- Parks & Recreation
- Pedestrian Planning
- Plan Making
- Public Health
- Resilience Planning
- Site Planning
- Urban Design
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.