PADM 4469
Local Government Land Use Planning

3.0 Credits


Focussing on small and mid-size communities, this course (UVIC ADMN 446) provides an overview of land use planning principles and regulations to local government administrators and staff. Topics include: history; regulatory framework in BC; rural and small town planning; growth management and regional planning; neighbourhood, local and community planning; zoning; main street, strip and commercial planning; residential planning; permits and other regulatory mechanisms; public information and participation; and environmental and heritage planning.


Third-year university standing is recommended.

Note: Credit will be given for only one of PADM 4469 (UVIC ADMN 446) and PADM 4709 (UVIC ADMN 470), if 470 is taken in the same topic.

Delivery Method



Computer with Internet is required. Refer to


Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.


4 months

Note: This paced course is delivered by the University of Victoria. UVIC courses are offered in September, January and May. This course may not be offered every semester. Space is limited and early registration is advised.