Simon Fraser University City Program – Sustainable Community Development: Integrating Social Dimensions into Sustainability (SUST914)

Sustainability is described as having three dimensions: economic, ecological, and social. While social justice movements and social planning efforts are numerous and effective in their own sphere, they’re often not integrated well with sustainability initiatives. When social issues such as race, ethnicity, class, culture, personal health, affordable housing, employment, individual identity, and social cohesion are not effectively addressed, projects with even the most laudable environmental intentions can be derailed. This course will examine sustainability not as a product, but rather a process where issues of social justice and equity are essential to successful outcomes. It takes place Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. The fee is $600. Register online at http://www.sfu.ca/content/sfu/continuing-studies/about/program-units/city-program/about-city-program.html.

14 Non-core LUs

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