Green Development Online Course

Green Development Online Course

The Conservation Fund


THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT ONLINE COURSE
MARCH 8 - MAY 9, 2004

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The last two decades have seen the emergence and increasing marketability of a new style of land development. Whether referred to as "green," "sustainable," or "environmentally sensitive," the new approaches to land conservation have one characteristic in common: they are designed and marketed to balance environmental protection with economic return.

This pilot INTERNET-BASED course provides participants with "why" and "how-to" advice on practical, cost-effective ways to apply the principles and techniques of green development to the real estate industry. The course includes online lecture-presentations, reading materials, case studies, and "Ask the Expert" Q&A/discussion sessions.

COURSE LEADERS:
Randall Arendt, Greener Prospects
James Heid, UrbanGreen
Jeff Kingsbury, McStain Neighborhoods
Ed McMahon, The Conservation Fund

COURSE LENGTH: This web-based course will take place over 8-weeks from March 8 through May 9 (with a 1-week break April 5-11). In addition, participants are required to complete an online seminar prior to the course. The course is designed so that participants can complete coursework at their own pace, week by week.

TUITION/PARTICIPATION: This pilot course is limited to 35 participants, who will receive tuition-free slots through the generous support of U.S. EPA. If you are interested, please complete a Course Application by February 13, 2004. Applicants will be evaluated on their interest and ability to meet course requirements. Participants will be notified by February 18, 2004.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
- Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week, on average
- Course evaluation: provide candid feedback on course structure and content
- Pre-course training: complete a self-paced online seminar prior to the course
- Technical requirements: a reasonably up-to-date computer with the following features:
Windows, Mac or UNIX system
32 MB RAM
Sound card
Reliable Internet access
Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.0+
RealPlayer 8+ (available as a free download)

OFFERED BY: The Conservation Fund, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Home Builders Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pace University.

Related Link: CLICK HERE for Course Information and Application

For more information contact:

Anne Desmarais
The Conservation Fund
NCTC, 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown
WV 25443
USA

Phone: 304-876-7967
Fax: 304-876-7751
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.conservationfund.org

Posted February 10, 2004



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