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MVH tries to build capacity in every organization it works with. MVH runs seminars on urban development process, integrated neighborhood design, alternative development standards, sustainable land planning and design, development economics, downtown redevelopment, and communications for Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Edmonton, Alberta, and Ottawa, Ontario as well as the Urban Development Institute in Vancouver. MVH also teaches seminars on facilitation's skills, negotiation, leadership, innovative sustainable urban design and development, and ecological community planning and design in communities and organizations across North America.

"Michael von Hausen was Appointed Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in 2006"

  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002 - ongoing, City Program\Urban Design Certificate Program Coordinator and Chief Instructor teaches or assists in nine different courses for mid-career professionals ranging from Urban Design Economics and Implementation to Visual Communications and Urban Design Theory and Practice.
    (see website for detailed information)
    "The City Program" Urban Design Certificate Program 2013-2014

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2015 – Co-teaching graduate course in Community Design with Dr. Ajay Agarwal

  • University of British Columbia,Vancouver, British Columbia, 2014 - ongoing, Affiliate of the Master of Urban Design Program.

  • Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region, 2002 - ongoing – Curriculum development and facilitates/teaches three seminars in real estate development including: “The Fundamentals of Real Estate Development”, “The Numbers Behind Housing Development”, and "The Art of Approvals".
    (see www.info@udi.org or www.udi.bc.ca for detailed information)

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2000-2002, Sessional Lecturer, Fall 2001 and Spring 2002; “Professional Practice”, 3rd year Graduate Course in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia,1992-1999, School of Community and Regional Planning, Professional and Community Programs:
    • Site Planning Certificate Program Faculty Member (Urban Design and Ecological Principles, Planning Policy, Site Design Process, Implementation, Graphic Communication);
    • Contemporary Planning Series: “Planning Visual Communications for Informed Decision-Making” (1997, Courtenay, BC).

  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, April 1999
    City Program short course: Community Ecological Planning and Design.

  • Kwantlen University College, Langley, BC, 1997
    Development Committee Member for the proposal to develop a Landscape and Environmental Technology Degree Program.

  • University of Colorado at Denver, 1997
    Tenure review evaluation for Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture.

  • University of British Columbia, Landscape Architecture Program, 1996
    • Intermediate Graphic Communications
    • Advanced Graphic Communications

  • University of British Columbia, 1996
    Member of President’s Advisory Committee on the selection of a Director of Landscape Architecture (as President of the BC Society of Landscape Architects).
  • University of Colorado at Denver 1990-1991
    • Directed Graduate Planning Studios I and II, 1990-1991;
    • Independent Study Faculty Advisor – Community Implementation, 1991;
    • Land Use Planning Workshop (APA Student Event);
    • Visiting Critic, Graduate Landscape Architecture and Architecture Studios, School of Architecture and Planning.

  • Pennsylvania State University, tenure review evaluation for Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Program, November 1990.

  • Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Fall 1989
    Instructor, Landscape Graphics.

  • University of British Columbia, 1984-1987
    Board Member, Harvard Management Game, School of Commerce and Business Administration.

  • University of British Columbia, 1983-1984
    • Sessional Lecturer, 3rd Year, Urban Landscape Studio, Landscape Architecture Program 1983;
    • Visiting Critic, Landscape Architecture Program, 1984.

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1979-1980
    • Teaching and Research Assistantship, Real Estate Economics and Urban Development Course and Studio (Case Writer for “Angus Crowe A.I.A.” published at the Harvard Business School, 1980);
    • Student Representative, Real Estate Curriculum Committee.

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