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Planning the Plan: How to Develop the Scope for a Planning Study

Learn the basic steps involved in developing general planning processes, scope structure, and implementable outcomes.

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  • Duration 11 video lessons (75 Mins)
  • Published Published
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    Spatial Scale
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    Desired Outcomes
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    The Process
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Project Management
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Public Involvement
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Existing Conditions and Needs
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Concept Planning/Alternatives
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Final Plan (Projects and Policies)
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Final Plan (Key Deliverables)
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    Conclusion
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What You Will Learn

  • Understand key steps in the planning process.
  • Understand how procurement and contract execution are related.
  • Learn how to identify key deliverables and roles.
  • Best practices for integrating robust public and stakeholder engagement.
  • Learn how to factor timelines, schedules, and budgets to right-size your scope.

Course Description

Let’s face it: planning is a trade. It’s important for planners to not only be visionaries, facilitators, and ideators; we must also know the steps and processes to get things done for tangible results. This course will provide students with the basic steps to develop general planning processes, scope structure, and implementable outcomes. The course will provide insight into how to structure a planning process and provide key skills for creating successful procurement documents and contract scoping.

Learn these skills

  • Civic Engagement
  • Plan Making

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credit.

AIA CES

This course is 1 LU.

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Kelly Porter

Kelly Porter

Kelly Porter is the Assistant Director for City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department with over 13 years planning experience.

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