Practical Guide to Updating the General Plan and Preparing Specific Plans

Stay up-to-date on the policies and best practices associated with revising a general plan. Learn how to scope and budget a project, hire consulting assistance as necessary and finish the project in an efficient, but  comprehensive manner. This course is taught from three distinct perspectives: an urban planner and designer, an environmental analyst and a public planning professional. Topics include:
  • General plan law and requirements
  • Data collection, mapping and land use inventories
  • Preparing and evaluating alternatives
  • Integration of CEQA 
  • Public involvement in general planning
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