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2019 Design Colloquium
AIA CES Learning Objectives

Session 1 (3 LUs)

  1. Understand the role of the built environment in addressing climate change issues of mitigation and adaptation.
  2. Learn about actions that are underway to address climate risk management and adaptation in design.
  3. Understand architects' responsibilities and clients' expectations in delivering projects that incorporate climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.
  4. Understand how climate-change solutions relate to broader issues and opportunities facing design for the future.

Session 2 (2LUs)

  1. Attendees will be informed about innovative tools and processes to evaluate multiple planning and urban design options for optimal results.
  2. Understand how these generative design processes may be applied to the Toronto waterfront new neighborhood.
  3. Learn how data will inform the actual use of the neighborhood, once complete, to improve traffic, moderate lighting, and schedule refuse and recycling collection.
  4. Understand the ethical issues that are being debated around tracking individuals’ data and privacy concerns.

Session 3 (2 LUs)

  1. Understanding the nature-based laws that might be guiding principles for an alternative organization structure.
  2. Learn the history of a firm that radically altered its organization based on biophilia principles, to address the desire of workers for more autonomy and transparency.
  3. Understand how self-governing units within a firm can operate successfully and be consistent with the overall firm values, goals and objectives.
  4. Learn what doesn’t work when moving toward a self-governing organization.