EXLUP - Extension - Applied Land Use Planning

Offered By:
Faculty of Extension

Below are the courses available from the EXLUP code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 21 Non-credit course

Learn how to design effective subdivision layouts by examining the different processes involved: taking raw land through site analysis to land use and preliminary design, from density considerations and circulation patterns to special layouts, and from the preliminary investigation to the approval process. Apply these concepts to design and draft your own maps and subdivision plans.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Provides an introduction to municipal planning, with a particular emphasis on concepts and competencies used by planners involved in land use and development. The Alberta Land Use Framework (2008) will be examined, and relevant planning issues will be discussed. While examples are based on the Alberta context, the theory can be applied to a broad range of situations and environments. Ethics and values will be explored in relation to planning that will have a significant impact on society.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Building on core material covered in Municipal Planning I, students will learn about contemporary topics in planning through a combination of online modules, readings, and activities. A range of issues key to the modern urban planning context will be explored, including topics of new urbanism, challenging urban sprawl with smart growth concepts, analytical methods, basic urban design principles, business revitalization zones, and transportation planning. Students will have an opportunity to put theory into practice through assignments and activities that make use of case studies and real-world development scenarios. Prerequisite: EXLUP 8215

★ 28 Non-credit course

Examines planning law with specific consideration of Alberta legislation and case law; particularly, land use bylaws, planning documents, and the roles of planning and development authorities. Legal aspects of the preparation of land use planning documents, issues of inter-municipal planning, subdivision and condominium approvals, effective and enforceable development agreements, environmental considerations in land use and planning, enforcement of land use bylaws, and development permits will also be explored. Valuable insights will be learned about subdivision and development appeals, and in making presentations before Councils and other planning and development authorities.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Addresses common issues affecting individuals who transition into, or considering, roles which involve administering and coordinating municipal land use planning activities. It is intended to provide students with a practical understanding of planning administration function and its municipal context, how planning administration differs from land use planning, and the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the planning administration role.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Develop an appreciation for regional plans built upon common interest and enduring political relationships. Examine the history, why regional planning has been introduced, the process for developing and implementing regional planning, theories and practices, and how it is defined in various contexts within North America. Other topics include varying structures and challenges that these approaches have between jurisdictional boundaries. Focus will be on Alberta and Canada through different legislation such as the Alberta Land Use Framework and Bill 36 The Alberta Land Stewardship.

★ 39 Non-credit course

Examine the challenges and opportunities of rural land use planning in Canada with specific emphasis on rural Alberta. Student will explore and gain an understanding of the importance of healthy and vibrant rural communities in a local, regional and global context with respect to: the economy, environment, social and cultural capital; how planning policy, politics and participation approaches may differ in a rural context compared to an urban counterpart; and how regional and global policy frameworks will affect rural land use planning in the future.