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Distance Learning Class

Sustainable Planning, Environmental Site Design and Development

Learn about fundamental planning issues and sustainability processes as they apply to community planning and design situations. Identify key challenges in incorporating sustainability into planning strategies, policies and site design. Examine technical and environmental factors including different planning models in policy, planning and design. Acquire techniques for site assessment to better plan for and incorporate sustainable practices into policy and design. Explore ways that policies, codes and standards can be modified to encourage sustainable planning and design practices.

Topics include:

  • Land use planning
  • Smart growth and urban design
  • Transportation policy and design
  • Environmental site design
  • Site assessment and selection
  • Brownfield redevelopment strategies
  • Infill development

Each topic will be taught with an eye toward integrating sustainable practices into planning and site scale.


UC Davis Extension faculty.


Enroll now through May 6 and complete by June 17. Passwords issued May 6.


$650.00 ($700.00 if postmarked after 04/22/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.
10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members


2 quarter units academic credit, X421.2, 20 AICP Hours