The following three courses are required to be completed in order to earn a Certificate in Planning Education.
Register for Planning Education courses online.
Planning Your Community's Future - "Planning 101"
This course will provide basic information and
education for elected officials who have to consider and act upon
comprehensive plans, land use and zoning matters. Participation is also
helpful for planning and zoning commissioners, board of adjustment
members, and others who take part in community planning and
land-development matters. The course covers:
- Delaware Planning and Zoning Statutory Requirements
- The Elements of a Comprehensive Plan
- The Basics of Land Use Control
- The Role of the Planning & Zoning Commissioner
Land-Use Law and Regulation - "Planning 102"
course focuses on land-use law. It begins a review of the basic
principles governing land-use law. Topics include police power,
delegation of authority, nuisances, due process, equal protection, just
compensation, vagueness, and vested rights. Participants will then
learn about Delaware court decisions affecting local land use. The
- Basic Terms and Concepts
- Zoning, Subdivision, and Site-Plan Review
- Other Approaches to Land-Use Control
Land-Use and Development Administration - "Planning 103"
is primarily a hands-on course designed to build the skills for
administering and interpreting land-use regulations. Participants will
be introduced to zoning, subdivision, and land-use codes and how they
are linked to municipal comprehensive plans. In-class exercises will
provide an opportunity for participants to analyze and interpret a
land-use and development code, to formulate answers to typical land-use
administration questions, and to review development plans.
For more information about the Certificate for Planning Education, contact Sean O'Neill or Martin Wollaston.