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Living Green Infrastructure - ONLINE

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.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Participants will receive a thorough introduction to the science and practice of organic horticulture, facilitating a profound shift in ecological awareness.

While there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, this course will provide a deeper understanding of nature’s contribution to the success of human created infrastructure, and help everyone make better and more integrated decisions for long-term benefit.

Topics Covered:

  • A deeper understanding of the living components of green infrastructure
  • Ecological impacts of development
  • Water catchment and use
  • Stormwater management
  • Waste management
  • Urban forestry
  • Wildlife / biodiversity
  • Food security
  • Environment and community health

Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 6 -10 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

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