Planning and Zoning Law Refresher

This advanced planning law course addresses some current substantive topics in land use law as well as exploring some themes that tend to emerge repeatedly in land use litigation. Substantive topics will be chosen by the instructors in the period immediately preceding each offering of the course to ensure relevance and topicality; these may include changes in provincial enabling legislation for planning and land use management, and judicial decisions from the British Columbia courts or the Supreme Court of Canada. Themes to be discussed include judicial deference to local elected officials (the test of reasonableness) and procedural fairness.


Location: Vancouver
Duration: 1 day
Tuition: $449

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Upcoming Offerings

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateThu, Oct 24, 2024
  • Thu, Oct 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class/lecture)
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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Review key foundational principles in Canadian planning law 
  • Explore topical issues in planning and zoning law

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Lectures
  • Small group discussions
  • Case study analysis

You will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on:

  • Attendance. You need to attend at least 75% of classes to pass the course.

Who should take this course?

  • Planners, planning analysts and planning assistants
  • Architects, engineers, developers and real-estate professionals
  • Elected officials, lawyers, local government administrators and others

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional Development Credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.