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Join one of the full-day training sessions that will provide guidance on how to design and develop design guidelines. The course is coming to us from Vancouver, led by Neal LaMontagne and Oliver Hartleben, who bring instructional experience as well as practical urban design and planning expertise from agency staff, planning commissioner, and consulting experience in Vancouver and California.

Good urban design—from the building to the site to the neighborhood—benefits from strong, clear and well-crafted design guidance, and many planners and urban designers are tasked to draft design guidelines. This course will guide you through the challenge of drafting design guidelines in varied contexts—from the elements of urban design performance to structure and the drafting process. This course will also help you make a meaningful contribution to advancing the quality of your local built environment and the development approval process.

The training will focus on the fundamentals of design guidelines, including the audience, users, and the relationship to local regulatory context, and guidelines’ constitutive parts, including organization, structure, text, and graphics. The objective is to build an understanding of design guidelines that is broadly applicable in varied contexts and in support of varied objectives. The course will be interactive, alternating between presentation and group exercises. Click here for additional information.

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Downtown San Diego Central Library for the day, and registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and snacks. APA Members: $40, Nonmembers: $105. Register here: Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.