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This course will introduce planners to property cash flow analysis, which provides the foundation for real estate pro forma analysis.


This course will introduce planners to the concept of time value of money that will provide the foundation for real estate pro forma analysis.


In this fourth and final course of the DIY Form-Based Code series, learn to visually communicate publishable form-based code by using SketchUp and InDesign.

This third of four courses from the "DIY Form-Based Code" series shows how to use Excel and SketchUp to generate randomization tests, modeling, and refinements for a draft version of a form-based code.

Covering concepts critical to developing the foundation for a code, this course takes a a tour through the creation of a code for the hypothetical city of Wrightville.

This course establishes workflow for an illustrative site plan, including how to represent existing conditions and create detailed plans for specific areas within a larger project. Building on AutoCAD 101, learn to draw  more complex plans using aerial imagery, photography, and hand-drawn sketches as the base layer.

This second of four courses delves deeper into the Census 'architecture'. In course 2 of "Working with", Dr. Chris Williamson, a.k.a. Dr. Data, provides an overview on the federally mandated topics that lead to programs which ultimately produce products for the public. Course 2 also delves into such tricky topics as Census data table analysis and gives insider tips and goodies from a Census Bureau veteran.

This third of four courses takes you into a series of live demonstrations and in-depth explanations and visuals from the and American FactFiner websites. The course covers a comprehensive navigation of the pages, tools and interactive databases that form the expansive Census website and publicly accessible data stores and produced information.

Whether or not you're new to population analysis or just need a refresher, this course offers a comprehensive overview of the steps necessary to conduct analysis and develop projections using publicly available data. It reviews Census data and builds skills such as population projection, cohort survival, and concentration calculations that are essential for every professional in the planning and design community.

Planners play a crucial role in making housing more affordable and livable. This course provides planning professionals with the data and analysis skills needed to estimate housing needs and ensure that housing is available to everyone who needs it. In this course, you will learn about basic market principles, how to judge housing needs and how to meet this need through affordable housing.

Economic data is all around us. When we buy our coffee or go to the movies, each of those actions involve an economic exchange or a trade  of resources. This course teaches Microsoft Excel in applying the concepts of economics to the work of planners. By discussing data analysis techniques, such as sector analysis and economic base calculation with location quotient, you will gain the skills to work with economic data as well as becoming a more informed participant in the economic marketplace.