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Writing for Planners: Documents that Work

This course reviews the different types of documents planners are called on to write—from one-page memos to complex master plans—and apply a simple writing approach that ensures the document's points are complete, compelling, and accurate.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (74 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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    Introduction
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    Types of Planning Documents
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    An Approach to Writing
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    Madman
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    Architect
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    Carpenter
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Course Description

In this first course of the "Writing, Editing, and Publications" track we review the different types of documents planners are called on to write—from one-page memos to complex master plans—and apply a simple writing approach that ensures the document’s points are complete, compelling, and accurate.

At the end of this course, you will be able to approach any writing assignment thoughtfully, and with the confidence that you can make your point and meet your deadline.

Learn these skills

  • Civic Engagement
  • Communications & Media
  • Plan Making
  • Writing

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits.

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Claudia Kousoulas

Claudia Kousoulas

Claudia has more than 25 years of experience as an urban planner with work ranging from staff reports, large-scale master plans, promotional pieces, and special topic technical reports.

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