Courses Catalogue

Land Use Planning And Management

COURSE CODE: ENV3107
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

TOPIC

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Introduction

  • Definition of land use planning
  • Key terms in Land use planning
  • When is Land Use planning useful
  • Making the best use of limited resources
  • Principles of Land Use Planning

 

3

The Focus of Land Use Planning

  • Planning is for people.
  • Land is not the same everywhere.
  • Technology
  • Integration

 

3

Principles of land use planning

 

3

4. Land use (s) or Land utilization types

  • Rural land use (s)
  • Urban land use (s)

 

3

Planning Different Levels

  • National level
  • District level   
  • Local level

 

3

People in planning

·         Land users

·         Decision-makers.

·         The planning team

 

3

Over view of the planning process

 

3

Methods used for land use planning

  • Systems analysis
  • Geographic information systems
  • Modelling

 

6

Land Evaluation

  • The land evaluation process
  • Principles of the FAO methodology for land evaluation
  • Basic principles of the FAO method
  • Land suitability classifications
  • Actual versus potential suitability

3

Capability VS Suitability

3

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes