Introduction to Land Use

Fall 2017
Subhrajit Guhathakurta
CP 6112

Land use planning touches upon all the core areas of sustainable planning practice, from community development, environmental planning, and economic development, to transportation and mobility.  The course introduces the process of land use planning and shows how the plan document is prepared.  It also discussed the criteria for determining good plans and provides an overview of the tools used for implementing sustainable solutions.  We draw from recent experiences with neo-traditional planning, smart growth, climate sensitive design, and smart city debates.  In addition, we examine how regional issues can be incorporated into the local general plans and how such plans accommodate demographic and economic diversity.

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