GEOG 455: Land-Use Planning


Geographic Information Science, Natural Environmental Systems, Urban Economic Systems



Course Description

Study of processes and policies in landuse and land development decisions. Mapping and GIS decision-making techniques applied to the analysis of land-use patterns and management conflicts at national, state, regional, and local government scales.

Course Objectives

  • To understand concepts of land use planning and the tools available for growth management.
  • To understand how land use planning decisions are made in dynamic urban regions.
  • To apply geographic information systems to the field of land-use planning.
  • To learn about a variety of GIS applications appropriate for land-use planning.

Course Format

Lecture. Exams, assignments, final project.