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.
Planning and Zoning Law Refresher
Course schedule: Classes run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PDT via online-supported delivery.
What will you learn?
- Review key foundational principles in Canadian planning law
- Explore topical issues in planning and zoning law
How will you learn?
- Small group discussions
- Case study analysis
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
Textbooks and learning materials
We will provide custom course materials.
Hardware and software requirements
You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.
Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through the Blackboard Collaborate virtual platform (within Canvas). You can check if your computer is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate here.
You can find more information on online-supported learning on our About Online Learning page.
Professional development credits
AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.