Land Use and Environmental Planning in the Era of Climate Change

Online

The implications of global warming and climate change on land use planning and compliance with CEQA are evolving and becoming more important each year in California.

From controlling greenhouse gases and reducing carbon footprint to coastal erosion and pressures on the state's levee system, global warming can substantially influence the development of a community's general plan and the preparation of MNDs and EIRs for CEQA compliance. Invariably, some of the approaches to address the climate change concerns raised in CEQA documents are linked to a community's long-term plans and ways to implement those plans. 

There are still uncertainties about what the future holds. What does this mean for land use planning and CEQA review in California? How do you make the best planning decisions in light of the predictions and uncertainties of a changing climate? How are cities and counties responding in their general plans and planning implementation programs? What is truly required under CEQA? What guidance is coming from the courts? How does CEQA play into environmental decision-making about climate change issues?

Discuss the implications of our evolving understanding of climate change and its practical effects on land use planning and CEQA compliance in California. Topics include:

  • Current understanding about climate change predictions and uncertainties in California
  • How city and county general plans and other long-term plans address climate change's potential influences on water supply, sea level rise, flooding, and ecological conditions that could affect growth and development
  • Planning implementation approaches to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions as they respond to the effects of climate change
  • Current state of CEQA approaches for addressing global warming and climate change impacts and significance determinations
  • Status of CEQA compliance guidance from the state and courts
  • Role of CEQA in advancing the dialogue about potential responses
CEUs
0.6
Section Number
203LAN126
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructor. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. Details regarding login information will be emailed on the course start date.

The course will be available on Canvas from February 3, 2021 to February 5, 2021. There will be a live session held via Zoom on February 4, 2021, time TBD.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

ASLA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.