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By the end of this course, you should be able to articulate a clear vision of what constitutes an effective local land use plan and be able to describe a range of possible plan formats. You should be able to specify the components of a complete land use planning program, and know where a plan fits into such a program. You should have developed a dependable sense of judgment for assessing the validity, effectiveness, feasibility, strengths, and weaknesses of various land use plan-making methods and plan formats. Most of all, you should have learned how to go about formulating a plan in a professional manner, appropriate to the community context, and should have internalized that knowledge by actually making a plan for a small, hypothetical city. More specifically, we will be learning analysis and syntheses skills; oral, graphic, and written communication skills; and skills for working effectively as a member of a planning team and with community stakeholders.