Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Provides an introduction to municipal planning, with a particular emphasis on concepts and competencies used by planners involved in land use and development. The Alberta Land Use Framework (2008) will be examined, and relevant planning issues will be discussed. While examples are based on the Alberta context, the theory can be applied to a broad range of situations and environments. Ethics and values will be explored in relation to planning that will have a significant impact on society.
Course at a glance
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- May be recognized for Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits by the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) for holders of the Registered Professional Planner designation.
- Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what planning is trying to achieve.
- Describe the basic elements of land use as understood by planners.
- Describe the steps in formulating a plan and the role of values and facts in plan creation.
- Identify the basic statutory tools in plan implementation and the legislation as it affects land use planning in Alberta.
- Describe the land development process and the role of developers in community development.
- Identify key players in the planning process and understand the alternative roles planners can employ in carrying out their work.
- Explain and apply fundamental planning skills to development and plan proposals.
- Recognize that planning is an evolving profession constantly developing new understandings, tools, and approaches.
Ryan is a senior planner with community planning at the City of Calgary, and sits on the City's Indigenous Relations Coordinating Committee. He is the team lead and project manager for the Beltline ARP Amendment project which created the policy plan and implementation tools for the culture and en...
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