Land-Use Planning to Support Economic Development


This Planetizen course will provide you with a general understanding of macro-level socio-economic and related business and industry trends likely to influence economic development plans and associated land-use policies over the next 20 years.

What you will take away from this course:

  • An understanding of how land-use policies (e.g., comp and master plans) can either further or hinder economic development activity.
  • Paying closer attention to regional and national trends matters more than focusing on local trends.
  • Land-use policies not grounded in local and regional market reality will, eventually, undermine the fiscal and economic climate of a locality.

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Land Use Planning to Support Economic Development

Land Use Planning to Support Economic Development


Todd Poole Head Shot WebTodd Poole is president, founder, and managing principal of 4ward Planning Inc., with more than 20 years of economic development experience, both as a private sector consultant and a public sector practitioner. On a national level, Todd has assisted cities, transit agencies, counties, nonprofit groups, and developers in crafting sustainable land-use strategies founded on key social, environmental, fiscal, and economic trends insights.