Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process. The first course introduces the software you’ll use to create analytical maps, 3D models, and 2D graphic designs.

  • 59 Mins
  • Published
    2018
AICP CM
CNU-A

Description

The tools used to communicate urban design concepts and interventions—Google Earth, GIS, SketchUp, image manipulation—are free, easy to learn, and transformative. With  knowledge about planning principles and the design of place in hand, these communication tools fundamentally change who can claim the role of urban designer. This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts through free, open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

The first course introduces the open source software you’ll use throughout the series to create analytical maps, 3D models, and 2D graphic designs. You’ll learn how to download the software, the basic tools and functionality of each program, and how these skills can contribute to the design process.

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.