Fall 2024  |  PA 5211 Section 001: Land Use Planning (23052)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/03/2024 - 12/11/2024
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 36 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 Description:
PA 5211 provides an introduction to the theory, practice, and innovation of land use policy in American cities and beyond. Land use regulations are an essential facet of rural, suburban and urban life across municipalities, unincorporated areas and natural preserves in the United States. As residents of these communities we encounter the consequences of land use regulation on a daily basis. The rules and conventions of land use define where we live, how we move, and why places develop in particular ways according to pre-­‐established legal mandates and the imperative of the public interest. Indeed, our future as healthy, just and sustainable communities is contingent upon innovations in land use that will shape the environments of the places we call home.
20% Corridor Zoning Analysis
10% White Space Reflection
20% Urban Frameworks Analysis
40% Proposal
10% Final Markups Submission
Exam Format:
no final exam, but final presentations
6.5-7 hours of assigned exercises outside of class including site visits, archival research, data collection and visualization, graphic board layout design, printing and practice presentations with team members.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 October 2016

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