Permaculture for Regional Planning (Online)

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While permaculture design practices are typically applied to creating productive homes and agricultural land, permaculture design ethics and principles, when applied at the broader scales of community, regional, and urban planning, have a great impact on creating a human environment with ecological integrity. Starting with a clear understanding of the mistakes and challenges inherent in our present economy – including petroleum dependence and extreme weather -- this course focuses on how to redirect our society and its infrastructure back into alignment with the earth’s natural cycles, one region at a time. Ideal for architects, regional and city planners, community organizers, land trusts, watershed groups and local food advocates, this course will provide participants with the vision and tools for coordinating and synthesizing efforts for improving regional economies and the quality of life for future generations.

This online course will meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 2 hours sessions from 7-9 pm over 4 weeks starting on May 5 and ending on May 28. The class will meet on May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28. 



AIA Credit Courses, Land and Community Planning, Online


All levels


  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 14 Learning Units

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