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URP 541 – Urban Land Use Planning


Urban Land Use Planning will provide a broad overview of major land use planning issues from the perspective of the professional planner. Students will learn the fundamentals about the planning and development process including how to: review site plans, develop master plans, revise development standards, write staff reports and inspect development sites. Important planning tools and techniques will be applied to sustainable land use practices such as natural features protection, infill development, brownfield mitigation, neo-traditional development and urban waterfront redevelopment. Speakers and field trips will provide a first hand glimpse of the major land use issues that planners deal with everyday. This course will be helpful to anyone interested in working as a public or private sector planner.


Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 2108 A&AB


Jeffrey Kahan


Course Brief