Municipal Planning I

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

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.
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).
This course has no prerequisites

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

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Stefan Fekner

Your Instructor

Stefan Fekner

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Self-scheduled sessions
Sep 14, 2020Nov 21, 2020
Textbook

Required

HODGE

Planning Canadian...-Waccess>Canadian<

6th editionISBN 9780176509828

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2020. 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.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

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

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.