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Smart Growth

Land Use Analysis

Submitted by Stephen L. Sperry, Associate Professor, and Anne Dunning, Assistant Professor, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, Clemson University.

Land Use Analysis introduces students to a set of tools and concepts used by planning professionals. Professors Sperry and Dunning have integrated smart growth principles into a core course in many urban and regional planning programs. In addition, they have shown how a course that is part lecture, part lab can allow students to produce final products that incorporate data-driven state-of-the-community reports with some community involvement documents.

Sperry and Dunning have structured the course using modules that can be used interchangeably depending on the interests of the students and instructors and the needs of the community.

See more examples of course prospectuses that teach smart growth concepts at colleges and universities.

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