Planning in California: An Overview

Quarter Academic Credit

Learn the concepts, structures and processes of land use planning and development decisions. This four-day course delivers an overview of general plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulation, permit processes, property rights, environmental review, public finance, natural resources and urban design. The instructor and guest presenters place these topics in wider contexts, valuable for both experienced planners who need a review and others who want solid introductions.

By the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Understand the basic legal tools of land use planning and decision making
  • Be able to apply those tools to specific problems facing California communities
  • Understand the connections among land use, public finance and governance
  • Demonstrate insight into how public policies affect land uses
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Planning in California: An Overview Jan 26 Enroll Now