Sustainable Communities Courses

The Centre is involved with teaching on a number of courses at undergraduate and post graduate level, including the Master’s degree in sustainable planning. Dr Parham runs modules on Urban Design and Conservation and on Community Engagement and the Planning System. These, and other short courses may be found on the University Courses page, or use the links in the table below.

Short courses on GIS systems, Urban Regeneration, Sustainable Planning, Transport Policy and Travel Planning, are among some of the topics offered by the Centre in their series of one to three day courses. Our short courses are intended to help create sustainable communities by providing skills including consultation and place making issues.

The Government's planning reforms represent a significant challenge. Last year's programme of short courses on sustainability helped participants get some idea of the skills needed for an organisation to thrive in the restructured planning system.

Our MSc modular planning courses are taught by leading practitioners and academic staff from the University of Hertfordshire.

DateCourse title
November 2016 
GIS: Introduction to Mapping & Analysis 1-day
10 - 12Sustainable Energy
17 - 1Environmental Policy and Governance
24 - 26Community engagement in the planning process
December 2016 
8 - 10Development Viability
February 2017 
2 - 4Agricultural pollution and mitigation
2 - 4Transport Policy and Travel Planning
9GIS: Introduction to Mapping & Analysis 1-day
23 - 25Crop Pathogens, Pests and Weeds
23 - 25Urban Regeneration
March 
9 - 11Urban Design and Conservation
17 - 18Corporate Social Responsibility
April 
20 - 22GIS: Introduction to Mapping & Analysis
27 - 29Transport Data: Collection and Analysis
27 - 29Water Resources
May 
11 - 13Planning, Law, Policy and Practice
12 - 13Environmental Management Systems Implementation
18 - 20Integrated Farm Management
25 - 27Place making and Spatial Mediation
June 
1 - 3Water Pollution Control