Instructor - Youngme Seo

This is a 10 hour course and costs $95

Sustainable land use development is critical in light of today’s increasing pressures to create well planned projects that meet local and global economic and environmental concerns. Learn how to identify challenges, apply appropriate tools and strategies, and evaluate sustainable development.

Course Summary

This course leads students to an understanding of the issues in Sustainable Land Use, including: trends of land development; zoning and regulation; land use planning issues and challenges/permitting process; urban redevelopment and revitalization; concepts of sustainable development; sustainable development and the role of land use planning; planning for sustainable development; the role of governance, law and institutions; and tools and strategies of sustainable development. The course also examines cases of green cities, environmental justice, and social equity.

How do I take this course?

This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in sustainability as it relates to urban development, revitalization, and green cities. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch as many, or as few segments each day, or each week, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned.

Do I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.

In the First lecture the Course topic is introduced and a historical perspective is introduced. We will consider how land development has changed over time and how we have arrived at today’s land planning approaches. Important definitions are offered, as are tools and strategies for organized land use planning. Urban structure- three systems and Land use theory will be covered.

The second lecture will take as its main topic the concept of zoning; why is it used, the types and how they are applied, limitations in zoning and challenges that zoning and regulation bring in to land use planning.
In the third lecture the discussion will be about land use issues, aims for current land use, considerations for the planning process and the ten step land use process.
This lecture aims to provide an introduction to urban redevelopment and revitalization. Urban renewal is explored and some case studies to support the lecture topics will be introduced.
This lecture focuses on sustainable development. It will have the aim of enhancing the learners understanding of sustainability; its importance, how it may be achieved. We will also discuss the challenges its realization may present and how to measure efforts to achieve sustainable development objectives.
This lecture will encompass a discussion on the drivers of land use, goals of sustainable development, assessment frameworks and urban land use models and concepts.
Lecture seven will explore planning for sustainable development the principle five areas of consideration. How Infrastructure and land use inter-relate and also how transport must be considered. Environmental infrastructure as well as the incorporation of Open spaces will be included.
This lecture will take the learner into the examination of governance, the law and Institutions. How they relate to each other, Institution types, their strengths and challenges. Case studies are presented to place this lesson in context and ensure learner understanding.
This lecture will introduce not only theory but tools for the learner. Highlighting what would be important for the Real estate professional to be aware of. Strategic tools, Regulatory Tools, Economic Tools, Investment/Financial Tools, Behavioral Tools will be introduced. The lecture will also cover monitoring and evaluation.
In this the last lecture of the course, content is brought into the framework of a green and sustainable city. How sustainability is important to future development and issues and actions that create barriers or support for green cities.

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