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BOCEP: Introduction to Urban Planning
November 3, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Urban planning is the discipline that explores several aspects of the built and social environments of municipalities and communities. As such it decides on the future growth of our towns, cities and neighborhoods through analysis and decision making. This course will familiarize participants with the basic elements of planning: principles of planning, the comprehensive plan, plan adoption and specific plans. Participants will learn how planning is practiced in the United States, and explore how to apply the concepts in their communities. In their final assignment, students will describe the steps to develop a plan for your community. The final assignment is meant to be realistic — in fact, we want you to use it to start planning in your community! Many people find themselves doing urban planning without any formal training in the subject. Others want to be effective citizen planners, but don’t know where to start. If this describes you, this course is for you. Nicolas Ronderos, who brings a distinct perspective as a planner, anthropologist, and policy and real estate expert, helps you learn the fundamentals of urban planning. Like running a successful restaurant, urban planning is more difficult than it most people know. Professional planners who want a refresher in the fundamentals of our craft, and those taking the AICP examination, can also benefit. Note: This course is not eligible for AICP Certification Maintenance credits.