GEOG 455: Land-Use Planning

Keywords

Geographic Information Science, Natural Environmental Systems, Urban Economic Systems

Prerequisites

None

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.