This course focuses on the management of growth using specific community examples. After an overview of the reasons why communities pursue programs to manage growth, many of the tools for growth management are described. Some of the key policy issues associated with growth management are discussed, including the use of urban growth boundaries, the impact of growth management on development costs, and the issue of sprawl. Finally, three case studies are presented to illustrate how some communities have employed growth management policies and programs: the city and county of Boulder; Steamboat Springs and Routt County; and the Town of Frederick.
The course contains numerous multiple choice exams, interactive exercises, and is completed with a multiple choice final exam.
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