September courses help you build your expertise in cultural economic development, form based codes, housing market analysis and

September courses help you build your expertise in cultural economic development, form based codes, housing market analysis and

Rutgers University Professional Development Institute


If you want a cost-effective, convenient way to build your skills and enhance your practice, consider taking a course through Bloustein Online Continuing Education Program. Our practical courses are taught by seasoned practitioners and give you the chance to share ideas with professionals from around the United States. Take a course or two to help improve your work, or earn a Bloustein Professional Certificate to enhance your career.

Between September and June, we offer more than 25 Deep Learning courses, designed to help the best and brightest in our field get smarter. The next courses, beginning in September are:

*Cultural Economic Development Studio (Sept. 15 to Oct. 23) Want to make a place an arts destination? Learn how by conducting a feasibility study for the community of Somerville, New Jersey.
*Form Based Codes (Sept. 15 to Oct. 23) A lot of architects today are pushing this type of zoning. This course will help you critically analyze whether it is right for your community.
*Housing Market Analysis (Sept. 15 to Oct. 23) This course can help you become smarter about one of the most important issues facing our communities and economy.
*Project Management for Urban Planning (Sept. 15 to Oct. 23) Learn how to get your projects done better and more cost-effectively.
*New Jersey Planning Law (Sept. 29 to Nov. 6) Taking the New Jersey Professional Planner exam? Need a refresher since you got your license? Want to get a job or more work in New Jersey? This course can help.

These courses are eligible for 14 AICP CM credits each, as well as 20 hours toward a Bloustein Professional Certificate.

BOCEP Deep Learning courses are instructor-led and designed for busy professionals who want to be knowledgeable in a subject and like collaborate with other smart professionals to share ideas or resolve problems. While most BOCEP learners are urban planners, anyone interested in making places better is welcome to participate.
There are no required meetings, though all participants are welcome to join in class videoconferences. Unlike workshops that try to cram information in one or two days, BOCEP Deep Learning courses are 5.5 weeks. That gives you time to learn, practice your skills and share insights with your classmates. There are several ways to learn in a class: Through readings assigned by the instructor, instructor-guided conversations in discussion boards among class members; and in some classes, quizzes to test your knowledge. In the Deep Learning studio courses, learners work on real projects for real clients.

Each course costs $295, and a limited number of scholarships of up to $145 are available. Planetizen readers can get $50 off any course by using promotion code BGBBS. There is an additional $50 fee per course for pursuing a Bloustein Professional Certificate. For more on how to get scholarships, please subscribe to the weekly PDI online newsletter.

For more information, please visit http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/pdi or contact Program Manager Swena Gulati at [email protected] or 732-932-3822 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              732-932-3822      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, x636.

Posted August 14, 2010



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