Redesigning the Zoning Ordinance

Online

Zoning ordinances shape the appearance and function of all land uses in a community. The practice of how communities use zoning regulations to achieve development goals continues to evolve, and many cities and counties look to ordinance updates to achieve their development objectives. Discover how to transform your zoning ordinance into a more understandable, streamlined, defensible and effective planning implementation tool. Leading California zoning experts will provide effective principles for revising and updating city and county zoning ordinances and discuss solutions to specific ordinance concerns raised by attendees.

Topics include:

  • Correlating zoning ordinance provisions with general plan policies and standards
  • State-of-the-art zoning ordinance structure, format/style and graphic design for creating easy-to-use documents
  • Zoning districts: how many, what types, when to use overlays and combining designations
  • Development standards: type, specification, performance approaches, graphic support and representation
  • Form-based codes, hybrid codes, design guidelines and sustainable development practices
  • Content-neutral sign regulations, nonconforming uses and other controversial regulatory issues
  • Steps to faster, effective and thorough development permit review procedures
  • Computerizing the zoning ordinance
Academic Units
0
CEUs
0.6
Section Number
204LAN126
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructor. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. Details regarding login information will be emailed out prior to the course start date.

This course will be available on Canvas from April 22 - 26, 2021. Three live Zoom meetings will be held on Friday, April 23rd: one from 9:00AM - 10:00AM, one from 1:00PM - 2:00PM, and the final meeting will be from 4:00PM - 5:00PM.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Discounts

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

ASLA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.