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Adobe Photoshop CC is widely recognized among design professionals as the premier image editing software, with a number of useful applications for urban planning. This course gives you a step-by-step introduction to the basic tools of Photoshop CC.

AICP CM CNU-A

The second course in the "Ethics of Office Administration" series discusses how to identify, evaluate, and resolve difficult scenarios that might arise in a planning office. 

AICP CM CNU-A

The administration of a planning officewhether in the private or public sectorcan raise ethical questions. This course introduces these questions and presents tools for analyzing them.

AICP CM CNU-A

The final course in the Urban Design for Planners series addresses the automobile as part of the urban fabric. The storage of cars and high levels of congestion can be very detrimental to neighborhoods, but good design can mitigate those negative effects. 

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

Reforming minimum parking requirements is one of the most effective ways to support Smart Growth. This course explains the many problems created by the parking regulation status quo before presenting a process for reform, providing examples of parking management tools, and discussing strategies for dealing with political and stakeholder issues.

AICP CM

This course shows how "Economic Thinking" can inform our thinking on big questions like why some countries are rich while some are poor and how so many us have become so much better off than our ancestors.

AICP CM

This course will explore two related concepts: proximity and density. Design can help enhance proximities among people, goods, and services. Density, if designed well, can be a community asset by increasing proximities between people, goods and services.

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

Planners often argue that neighborhoods should be socially and economically diverse—mixed in income, mixed in use, and actively supportive of places that commingle people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, occupations, and households. The objective in this course is to evaluate land-use diversity in a neighborhood and propose design interventions that support and enhance a healthy mix.

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

This course will show you how to identify the edges in a neighborhood. You'll also learn how to propose design interventions to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of edges.

 

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

Neighborhood centers provide a common, centrally located destination for residents. In this course, learn how to suggest design improvements to enhance neighborhood centers.

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

This course focuses on connectivity on corridors of various types—from major thoroughfares to pedestrian paths. Learn how to find strategic areas where design interventions to improve connectivity will have the most effect. 

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the urban pattern. A transect considers patterns of urban intensity, ranging from rural to urban. In this course, learn how to delineate a set of neighborhoods and design a new zoning map.

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

This eight course series explores essential urban design concepts through free, open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process. The first course introduces the software you’ll use to create analytical maps, 3D models, and 2D graphic designs. 

AICP CM CNU-A LA CES

The final course in the "Greening the Neighborhood" series discusses international considerations for LEED-ND and reviews LEED v.4, the first major update to the LEED-ND system since 2009. 

AICP CM

This course describes approaches for making the LEED-ND calculations that will influence the work of the project team throughout the process.

AICP CM

Learn about the six key elements used throughout the submission preparation process: site type, boundary, buildable land, development program, terminology, and mapping.

AICP CM

The United States Constitution protects rights to "due process." In a land use law context, due process is why local governments must treat legislative and quasi-judicial decision making differently. At the end of this course, students will be able to differentiate between legislative and quasi-judicial decisions and to understand the due process implications of the distinction.

AICP CM CNU-A

This course reviews options and resources for local governments to leverage LEED-ND by examining case studies of local experiences and results.

AICP CM

This course will help students understand and explore three legal concepts borne of the United States Constitution's Takings Clause: eminent domain, regulatory takings, and exactions. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify whether a particular government action is at risk of violating the Takings Clause.

AICP CM CNU-A

This course introduces the LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) system with a review of its goals and major users and the business case for undertaking ND projects. Also learn about rating system prerequisites and credit requirements, the certification process, and technical resources available for assembling successful certification submissions.

AICP CM