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Land Use Planning to Support Economic Development

This course provides a general understanding of macro level socio-economic and related business and industry trends likely to influence economic development plans and associated land use policies over the next twenty years.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (57 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. What is Economic Development? (10 mins)
  • 3. Why Regional Trends Matter More Than Local Trends (17 mins)
  • 4. Market Studies, Part 1 (15 mins)
  • 5. Market Studies, Part 2 (11 mins)
  • 6. Key Takeaways (2 mins)

Course Description

This course provides a general understanding of macro-level socio-economic trends, along with related business and industry trends, likely to influence economic development plans and associated land use policies over the next 20 years.

By the end of this course, you will understand how land-use policies (e.g., comprehensive and master plans) can further or hinder economic development activity, why it's more important to focus on regional and national trends rather than local trends, and how land-use policies not grounded in local and regional market reality will, eventually, undermine the fiscal and economic climate of a locality. 

Learn these skills

  • Economic Development
  • Land Use

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Todd J. Poole

Todd J. Poole

Todd Poole is president, founder, and managing principal of 4ward Planning Inc., with more than 24 years of economic development experience, both as a private sector consultant and a public sector practitioner.

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