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The Certificate in Development Review provides training in zoning, subdivision plat review, site design, communication skills and urban development, while keeping in mind the interests of citizens and the context of places. These skills are essential for planners who wish to understand proposed development activity, ensure that proposed development is consistent with a city’s vision, and facilitate review of development proposals. The program is geared for both entry-level planners/planning technicians and for professionals in allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, law, engineering and real estate.

The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework:

REQUIRED CORE COURSE: 3
PLAN 5304 Plan Implementation, Zoning and Regulations

SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING IN LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT: 6
PLAN 5305 Land Use, Management and Development
PLAN 5306 Urban Revitalization
PLAN 5316 Land Use Planning and the Law
PLAN 5322 Economic Development Planning and Policy

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IN COMMUNICATION: 3
PLAN 5308 Metropolitan Sustainability and Plan Making
PLAN 5363 Leadership and Communication Skills in the Planning Process

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IN AGENCIES AND POLICIES: 3
PLAN 5313 Urban Growth Policies
PLAN 5328 Public Budgeting