Fall 2020  |  PA 5211 Section 001: Land Use Planning (20660)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Physical/spatial basis for land use planning at community/regional level. Role of public sector in guiding private development. Land use regulations, comprehensive planning, growth management, innovative land use planning/policies. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5211 will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Fall 2020, Mondays, 6:00 - 8:45. If the class is full, please add yourself to the waiting list. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA5211+Fall2020
Class Description:
To land use planners, the perennial question is how land use planning can be applied to create human settlement patterns that promote sustainable, equitable, and livable outcomes in metropolitan regions, cities, towns, and villages. Answers to this question are explored in this course with a focus on real-world planning process and implementation. Students will be exposed to a variety of methods and techniques available to planning practitioners to create and implement high-quality land use plans. Skills covered in this course include analysis and synthesis skills; oral, graphic, and written communication skills; and skills for working effectively as a member of a planning team and with community stakeholders. By the end of this course, students should be able to articulate a clear vision of what constitute an effective local land use plan and be able to describe a range of possible plan formats. Students should be able to specify the components of a complete land use planning program, and know where a plan fits into such a program. Students should have developed a dependable sense of judgment for assessing the validity, effectiveness, feasibility, strengths and weaknesses of various land use plan-making methods and plan formats. More specifically, this course will help students learn how to formulate a land use plan in a professional manner and appropriate to the community context by actually making a plan for a small-size hypothetical city. Tasks to be mastered in this course include: 1. Describe and assess existing and emerging community conditions; 2. Formulate goals and objective towards a community vision statement; 3. Translate projections of economic and population changes into their land use implications for land, location, and community services; 4. Determine the suitability of land and locations for various land uses; 5. Apply computer technology to specific plan-making tasks such as map presentations, land suitability analyses, and the drawing of plans; 6. Design a future urban form that meets the community's objectives, accommodates the future population and economy, and incorporates community aspirations for a quality of life; and 7. Outline a development management program that helps bring such a future.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 October 2015

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