Urban Land Regeneration
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Regeneration is the process of assessing the natural quality of a place and providing clean–up and development solutions for its future re–use as a living contributor to urban prosperity. These sites range from those on which a prior urban use occurred (everything from industrial manufacturing to a commercial gas station) to a perceived open space (everything from a one–time landfill to an agricultural use with a long history of pesticide application) and, in all cases, for which private or public land owners are now seeking a renewed urban use.
It builds upon candidate’s existing education in fields such as civil engineering, environmental engineering and those with a chemistry or advanced natural sciences background. It provides candidates with the knowledge and skills required to assess the physical quality of land, including its soil, water and contamination features, and recommends appropriate remediation approaches to prepare land for future urban development approval and use.
This program’s highly marketable skills for employability recognize that the interaction of human needs with the natural world creates challenges for those engaged in urban development. As such, the program covers the distinct hydrogeological, contamination and geophysical characteristics of the Canadian, and particularly Ontario, environment, as well as the risk management and remediation approaches required for urban use or re–use.
Successful graduates of this program will be highly sought individuals, who will work with property and land development companies, urban remediation organizations, municipal and regional government approval agencies, consulting engineers and others with an interest in putting into active, sustainable use land proposed for development or re–development but which requires analysis as to its quality and in many cases recommended approaches for its decontamination for eventual land development authorization.
Topics covered will include the various stages of the urban land redevelopment process; environmental assessments and reporting; soil, water and air assessment; contamination issues; remediation strategies; health and safety obligations; and risk management with particular emphasis on urban land development processes.
- A recognized degree from an accredited institution in the fields of applied science, engineering or engineering technology; OR
- A 3-year advanced postsecondary diploma with a minimum of 3 years documented work experience in a related field will be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided; OR
- Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field will be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
The two–semester Urban Land Regeneration graduate certificate program will prepare you for careers in many of the sub–disciplines of environmental and civil engineering. Upon graduation, candidates will be qualified to examine various potentially contaminated or at– risk sites and determine their physical quality with respect to groundwater, soil properties, contamination challenges, urban development potential and risk management issues. Candidates will recommend and be part of a team implementing strategies associated with site remediation and re–development.
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|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ULR101||The Sustainability Matrix||3|
|ULR103||Phase I and II Environmental Assessments||3|
|ULR104||Environmental and Industrial Chemistry||3|
|ULR105||Built Environment Contamination||3|
|ULR106||Soil, Air and Water Sampling||4|
|ULR107||Applied Hydrogeology Case Studies||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|ULR202||GIS and Data Management||3|
|ULR203||Phase IV Technologies and Case Studies||3|
|ULR204||Environment and Risk Management||4|
|ULR215||Urban Land Development Process||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|The Sustainability Matrix|
|Phase I and II Environmental Assessments|
|Environmental and Industrial Chemistry|
|Built Environment Contamination|
|Soil, Air and Water Sampling|
|Applied Hydrogeology Case Studies|
|GIS and Data Management|
|Phase IV Technologies and Case Studies|
|Environment and Risk Management|
|Urban Land Development Process|
|Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22445
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
|Student Advisor:||June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
|Program Coordinator:||Mahipal Jadeja
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26380
|Program Chair:||Ken Ellis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250