GEP 360

Introduction to Planning

An overview of land use planning and associated concerns, such as environmental protection, transportation, open space preservation, housing, economic development, urban design, and public finance. Consideration of the evolving forms and functions of cities, towns, and rural areas and society's attitudes toward development, environmental concerns, and the appropriate role of government in regulating land use. Course addresses general plans, zoning, growth management, environmental impact assessment, and the local political process relating to planning. Current trends in planning and sustainable community development.