Continuing Education and Professional Development for Planners

The Knowlton School’s City & Regional Planning Section is a registered Certification Maintenance Provider with the American Institute of Certified Planners. The section offers continuing education and professional development opportunities throughout the year for planners including live events and online distance education courses, as well as other events through the section’s partnership with Ohio State’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis.

These educational opportunities offer planners access to relevant topics in the planning profession in addition to learning about emerging trends and active research conducted by City and Regional Planning and other Ohio State faculty and invited guests.

Below is a list of the upcoming and ongoing educational opportunities. Please check back here often as we are continuously updating our offerings.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Burton.

Courses

Municipal Planning & Zoning Practice

Distance Learning Course
CM 20 hours
Offered during spring, summer, and autumn semesters

Municipal Planning and Zoning Practice is an online course that introduces students to city planning concepts, municipal governance, and public service. The purpose of this course is to learn about how city planning and zoning are used as practical tools for municipal governance. This course will explore topics from the perspective of what local elected and appointed leaders and staff need to know to effectively guide a municipality, navigate codes and laws, and promote public engagement and civil discourse. Topics will focus on real-world relevancy and prioritizing community investment in residents.

Instructors

  • Kim Burton
    Associate Professor of Practice, The Ohio State University
  • Kyle Ezell
    Professor of Practice, The Ohio State University

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Green Building Planning Methods

Distance Learning Course
CM 11.25 hours
Offered during spring, summer, and autumn semesters

In this 100% online course, students learn about green building methods, techniques, and practices and how they can be applied to planning practice. The course focuses on concepts associated with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design®, (LEED®,) which is a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC®) that recognizes building practices that save money, reduce water consumption, improve indoor air quality, make better material choices, and overall have less negative impacts to the environment.

Instructors

  • Kim Burton
    Associate Professor of Practice, The Ohio State University

Learn more and register