Royal Roads University has partnered with Adaptation Learning Network to offer courses intended to increase British Columbia’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate change by bringing together working professionals from across disciplines to enhance their knowledge and skills through professional training in climate adaptation.
In this course addressed at planners, policy makers and developers we introduce and discuss the complexity and simplicity of integrated natural solutions – low impact development (LID) and living green infrastructure (GI). In “The State of Canadian Cities and Communities, 2012” the Federation of Canadian Municipalities calls for the employment of more sustainable technologies and practices, an investment in resilient infrastructure for long-term future benefits. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and tools to assist professionals and practitioners in attaining a proficient level of competence in living green infrastructure, and for implementing these technologies and best management practices throughout the planning, constructing and maintenance phase of land development.
Whether your preferred medium is pen and paper or a conventional two-dimensional CAD program, the ability to work in three dimensions and view your work from all angles will undoubtedly enrich your creative design process. The fluidity of non-static, three-dimensional models will empower you to communicate your ideas to landscape decision makers who do not have the designer's ability to mentally project a two-dimensional drawing into images of a real live landscape.
Whether you are already a landscape professional, just beginning your education, or simply learning for personal enjoyment, in this course you’ll gain the knowledge you need to become a better gardener. You'll receive a thorough introduction to the science and practice of organic horticulture, facilitating a profound shift in ecological awareness. You’ll explore the concepts of landscape health management as opposed to pest management, as well as how to build a holistic decision making framework for creating and maintaining vibrantly healthy gardens and landscapes, including turf.