MAP412 - Urban Studies

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Subject Title
Urban Studies

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to present the student with a practical understanding of how the local planning process works in Ontario. Through a combination of lectures, assignments and field trips, the student will be exposed to all the participants and steps involved in achieving project approvals.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Public Administartion - Municipal Diploma Program offered through the School of Legal and Public Administration.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstarte a basic knowledge of the regulatory process and legislation that controls land use planning.

2. Be familiar with all the committees, agencies and tribunals responsible for planning process .

3. Identify the stakeholders and the issues, and have a practical understanding of the planning process.

4. Demonstrate a general understanding of planning urban development areas such as planning within the different levels of government, the Planning Act, Appeals to the Ontarion Municipal Board, zoning and economic development.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.