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Burnham-Moores Center offers certificate in land use, sustainable community development

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On Sept. 4, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate will launch the Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development program.

The Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development is a comprehensive program for professionals interested in better understanding the mandated, complex and time-consuming processes that are involved in land use decisions.

The program will help clarify the entitlement and permitting process, as well as the environmental impact assessment. The program will also help participants understand how to incorporate sustainable measures in their projects through site planning, building design and energy-efficient approaches.

Classes in the Land Use and Sustainable Community Development curriculum are geared toward developers, land use professionals, industry consultants and advisers, architects, civil engineers, environmental professionals, attorneys, planners and community advocacy stakeholders -- both public and private.

The first class, “Managing the Entitlement Process,” starts Sept. 4 and meets every Thursday in September from 6 to 9 p.m. Lou Lightfoot, president of the Lightfoot Planning Group, will instruct the class.

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