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Code Drafting and the Law

In our complex legal society, understanding the basis of planning law and governing legislation is a must. The course begins with the building blocks of understanding codes, and goes on to explore how statutory authority and constitutional issues impact your everyday decisions. It concludes with a discussion of contemporary legal, quasi-legal and administrative practices. 

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (66 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2013
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  • 1. Introduction: Codes are Laws! (7 mins)
  • 2. Codes versus Plans (4 mins)
  • 3. Types of Codes (2 mins)
  • 4. Legal Constraints on Codes (10 mins)
  • 5. Authority (12 mins)
  • 6. Constitutional Issues (13 mins)
  • 7. Language and Communication (9 mins)
  • 8. Adoption, Public Outreach, Q&A (7 mins)

Course Description

In our complex legal society, understanding the basis of planning law and governing legislation is a must. In this program, the many legal issues that confront planners are explored and debated. The course begins with the building blocks of understanding codes, and goes on to explore how statutory authority and constitutional issues impact your everyday decisions. It concludes with a discussion of contemporary legal, quasi-legal and administrative practices. This is a must take course for any planner, whether to refresh legal knowledge for CM Credit or to grasp the cornerstones of land use and zoning law.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 law credit. 

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point, including Law.

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Mark White

Mark White

S. Mark White is recognized as an expert in zoning and planning/land use law.

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