Courses Catalogue

Land Use Planning And Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description



Land Use Planning and Management is essentially about sustainable management of private and public lands. This involves making of decision about the use of lands economically, environmentally and socially. Its include natural resource management, environmental impact assessment, infrastructural planning, urban design and town planning, regulations governing land use and environment.




Development plans are important for national growth. Thereby, the students are expected to be equipped with kills that will encourage sustainable communities.




By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·          The overall objective of this course is to facilitate students to make proper land use planning decisions based on principles in the planning process of land resources.

·          To prepare students to undertake the complex process of land use planning for various projects in both rural and urban environments i.e local, district and national levels.

·          To provide students with the skills in making land use plans for improved natural resource management and development.

·          To introduce students to the concept of planning as a process and make them understand the concept, nature and scope of land use planning.

·          To enable students appreciate the role and policy of land use planning in agricultural development and execute a land use planning project following the formal steps in the planning cycle.

·          To train students in using a wide variety of methods in land use planning taken from both the natural and social sciences.




A student completing the course is expected to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in the substantive areas of land use planning.
  • Analyse the rationality of land use arrangement in a city.
  • Gain and use GIS skills to analyse and research planning problems for innovative solutions.
  • Communicate your research findings verbally and visually as a part of a team.
  • foster communication and coordination abilities in both individual and collaborative work efforts.