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Geography

Geography 305 – Introduction to Land Use Planning (5)

Investigation into the process and practice of urban and regional planning. Emphasis on historical development, legal foundations, and techniques of planning in the United States.

Knowledge and Skills Developed:

  • Knowledge of the history, methods, and institutional context of land use planning in the United States.
  • Awareness of the historical development of urban and regional planning, the fundamental concepts of private property rights and public controls over land use, and relevant local government decision-making structures.
  • Appreciation for the current practices for implementing a land use plan in urban and/or rural settings.
  • Ability to analyze aspects of a typical Comprehensive Plan both in writing and in an oral presentation.