Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online course

March 12, 2015 by  
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Water, water everywhere—even in the city. Developing water-sensitive urban areas is rapidly becoming a key factor in sustainability, but it’s a challenging topic with a lot of moving parts. FutureLearn has partnered with Australia’s Monash University  to offer a free online course for anyone interested in learning more about the complex relationship between water and sustainable cities. The seven-week course, entitled “Water for Liveable and Resilient Cities,” seeks to educate people about methods for protecting waterways and wetlands within urban spaces , as well as reducing flood risk and damage. The course also includes discussions on how to create public spaces for the purpose of harvesting, cleaning, and recycling water . Check out Future Learn ‘s website for this and a lot of other exciting—and free—online courses. + Future Learn  Image via Shutterstock . The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “water collection” , city planning , designs to conserve water , Future Learn , monash university , recycled water , Urban design , urban planning , urban waterways , urban wetlands , water in architecture , water issues

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Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online course

Unusual Boat Cruise Tours L.A.’s Urban Waterways

April 7, 2010 by  
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Not your typical cruise stop: hazy Long Beach Harbor.

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Unusual Boat Cruise Tours L.A.’s Urban Waterways

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