Online Course in Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, and Transit-Oriented Development

Online Course in Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, and Transit-Oriented Development

Planetizen Courses


This online course is now available for individuals to complete at their own pace. The introductory rate is $150.

This course examines how the concepts of sustainability can be integrated into "real world" development. Case studies from across the globe will be explored with a particular emphasis on the United States and Australia.


Topics include: smart growth and transportation planning, land use and urban design, planning for pedestrian, cycling, and transit environments, real estate and economic development, real estate financing, public-private partnerships, and the role of the community, government, and private developers in redevelopment projects.


Online Course Feature Highlights

Nine modules that include the latest publications on the following:


1. Sustainable Development
2. Sprawl and Smart Growth
3. Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
4. The Importance of Urban Form
5. Sustainable Transportation
6. Traffic Calming
7. The Basics of Real Estate and Local Economic Development
8. Real Estate Finance, the Private Sector, and TOD
9. Overcoming Obstacles to Building TODs

Each module includes all reading materials ready to download. You will not need to purchase any expensive text books.

Students will have direct access to the instructor via email.

Depending upon enrolment levels, online chat sessions may be conducted about course topics.

You will have up to 6 months access to complete the course.

The course fee includes five short writing assignments (optional) that ask students to relate the course material to projects within the students' local community. The instructor will read and give feedback for each assignment.

Related Link: More Information and Registration

For more information contact:

John Renne
Planetizen Courses

Email: [email protected]

Posted May 12, 2005



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