How BOCEP Helped Me Be More Effective

How BOCEP Helped Me Be More Effective

Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Bloustein Online Continuing Education for Planners offers innovative and useful courses in urban design and placemaking, land use law and legal issues, leadership and management, and smart growth planning. Here's what planners who've taken BOCEP courses say:

Arthur Ientilucci, Director of Zoning
City of Rochester, NY
Courses: Urban Design, Developer's Toolbox: Market Analysis, Effective Client Relations

"I feel the experience has made me more effective in a number of ways: the dialogues, readings and thought that goes into my own contributions has been professionally invigorating and causes me to assess and reassess my own ideas and positions. The course allows me to exchange ideas and consider viewpoints from professionals experiencing similar issues in a more diverse and expansive setting than my own local experience might allow. Hence, the classes give me a sense of personal growth and in some cases validation as I see how others view problems and issues as I do. And when others have varying or very divergent viewpoints it's an opportunity to reflect on my own thought and positions and to reconsider them or not.

I'm currently working on a port development planning project which has a strong market analysis component. My brief experience in the current market analysis class has already better prepared me to deal with this task."

Thomas Shevlin, City Manager
City of Pinellas Park, FL
Courses: Strategic Planning and Implementation, Form-based Zoning

"I have asked the consultant to include elements of form based zoning in the City's Redevelopment District. I have also used the format for strategic planning in preparing some reports."

Barry Keppard, Transportation Planner
Greater Mercer TMA, Trenton, NJ
Courses: Form-based Zoning, Effective Client Relations

The courses "have been very relevant to my work and have provided access to information and materials I would not have been able to gather on my own. I have felt very engaged by the class material and the instructors, and the class interactions often revolve shared experiences and perspectives on the planning profession."

The next set of classes start January 11. Find out more or register at Planetizen subscribers get 10% discount on every course. (Use promotion code F0883)

Related Link: Bloustein Online Continuing Education for Planners

For more information contact:

Leonardo Vazquez
Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue, #278
New Brunswick
NJ 08901

Phone: 732-932-3822, x711
Fax: 732-932-1107
Email: [email protected]

Posted December 21, 2005

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