Economic Welfare of Enduring Cities

with Kellen Krause
1 AIA CES Learning Unit|HSW

A residential street in Lakewood, OH (My Street by Joshua Rothhaas | CC BY 2.0 | Background added to original)

This course explores methods for building enduring cities, with specific regard to their economic welfare. With regard to the built environment, what steps can be taken to improve the welfare of all citizens and their cities alike? Participants will review certain civic practices that have led to impoverished neighborhoods, and learn strategies cities can employ to turn those same neighborhoods into resilient, enduring communities. Key attention will be paid to infrastructure costs relating to mandated sprawl, and how certain types of development can lead to unfunded future liabilities. Examples of enduring cities with sustainable patterns of development, expenditures, and income will be presented.

This course will enable participants to:

1. Understand how particular methods of urban design enable equitable access to a city’s resources, and participation in community

2. Explore how traditional planning elevates the human experience.

3. Explore how a sustainable city can be achieved through traditional design.

4. Review design methods for safer neighborhoods (retail/doors on the ground, not deserted, eyes on the street).

Please click here for additional AIA Continuing Education Provider Information:

Instructional Delivery Method: Live Online Learning Program

Program Level: Introductory

AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: November 3, 2023

Provider Number: G193

Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.


This course will be offered on December 4, 2020 as part of the Health, Safety, and Welfare in Traditional Design day. Course registration is available on the program page here.