Sustainable Cities and Communities by Design


February 2022

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS445-22 - 1, IDCEC # 116001 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

Co-design - also known as participatory planning - is an approach to building active, livable, more accessible, democratic and inclusive cities and communities. Co-design is based on the belief that bringing together citizens’ knowledge with the expertise of professional architects, planners and designers leads to stronger and more durable planning outcomes.

This course aims to provide basic understanding of the importance of engaging the community and future users in the design process from the very beginning in a way of adding different perspectives towards more intelligent, resilient and inclusive projects. In addition, the course seeks to demonstrate how inclusive participation in the design of cities contributes positively to the health, safety and well-being of both habitats and citizens and how this practice is related to the SDGs. As a participant, you will leave with a clear idea of how participative planning starts off from the necessity of generating sustained alternative habitats in parallel to the democratization of the design process. You will also be able to critically reflect on opportunities and challenges arising from such a process.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Bibiana Pinto

Bibiana Pinto is an expert in citizen participation processes focusing on co-creating mechanisms for just, inclusive and sustainable cities. She has contributed to the design of urban gardens in Berlin and worked for projects and start-ups in developing communication spaces with the aim of improving quality of life and welfare of citizens.  Bibiana puts much emphasis on lifelong learning and has recently completed a certificate in environmental management with agile methodology processes.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Refresh and advance knowledge around participatory planning by aligning this to current global  challenges.
  • Incorporate the concept of co-design within urban development projects.
  • Apply in a practical way, the concepts of sustainability and resilience in the co-creation of urban spaces in order to make these places suitable for inclusive community development.

Entire 2024 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2024 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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