Municipal Planning I

    EXLUP 8215 is offered this spring:

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.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • May be recognized for Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits by the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) for holders of the Registered Professional Planner designation.
  • Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what planning is trying to achieve.
  • Describe the basic elements of land use as understood by planners.
  • Describe the steps in formulating a plan and the role of values and facts in plan creation.
  • Identify the basic statutory tools in plan implementation and the legislation as it affects land use planning in Alberta.
  • Describe the land development process and the role of developers in community development.
  • Identify key players in the planning process and understand the alternative roles planners can employ in carrying out their work.
  • Explain and apply fundamental planning skills to development and plan proposals.
  • Recognize that planning is an evolving profession constantly developing new understandings, tools, and approaches.

Offered:

Take note:
  • Refer to the course syllabus for the schedule of activities and due dates of assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • Assessment may include discussion postings and essay assignments.
  • Bursary opportunities may be available for members of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA).
Overall Schedule
Apr 4 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Apr 26
Mondays

Tuesdays

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MT

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

May 17
Mondays

Tuesdays

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MT

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Jun 11 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Ryan HallID: ryan-hall

Ryan Hall is a senior planner with community planning at the City of Calgary. He is the team lead for the Beltline ARP Amendment project, which created the implementation tools for the culture and entertainment district in East Victoria Park and Stampede Park. He was also a project team member for the Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan scoping project and has worked on the Calgary Main Streets project team to help plan and design 24 of Calgary's streets. Ryan’s areas of specialty include Indigenous engagement, project management, urban design, policy research, development application review, and public engagement.

Textbook

Required

HODGE

Planning Canadian Communities

ISBN 9780176705497

Class info
  • For the real-time online ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. More infor­ma­tion will be sent to your ual​ber​ta​.ca email before the first day of class. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning.
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 4, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Refer to the course syllabus for the schedule of activities and due dates of assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • Assessment may include discussion postings and essay assignments.
  • Bursary opportunities may be available for members of the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA).
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXLUP 8215 is offered this spring: