PlanNC Workshops

PlanNC Workshop: Preparing Streamlined Community Plans

This workshop presents a seven-step process for preparing streamlined community land use plans.  It is designed to help planning service providers deliver affordable and impactful land use plans and comprehensive plans in lower-resourced communities, in part to help meet the state planning requirements in Chapter 160D. The target audience includes planners and related staff with small towns and counties as well as others who are working to prepare plans for under-resourced communities in North Carolina. 

The workshop consists of a core program in two half-day sessions that presents the seven steps, provides examples, and facilitates group discussion. In addition, participants are encouraged to attend a bonus module that includes one half day on project management and meeting facilitation, and a second half day on low-cost mapping using QGIS open-source software.

The learning goes beyond the workshop. Workshop participants are invited to join planning-focused monthly calls through fall 2021 and winter 2022 to support an ongoing planning process. Workshop registration includes a copy of the School’s new resource, the PlanNC Guidebook, that presents the seven-step process, illustrates it with North Carolina examples, suggests additional resources, and provides sample worksheets for key tasks to help service providers deliver community plans more efficiently and effectively.


Additional information

This workshop will be eligible for AICP credit. 

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
There are no materials avaliable for this course at this time.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Adjunct Instructor, School of Government Fellow
Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government