Shape Community Development Through the Applicaion and Knowledge of Environmental Regulations
This course will benefit professionals involved in land development by providing an overview of the key local, state and federal environmental regulations that govern land use. It will also identify the major environmental issues confronting land use development and offer proactive site planning and design techniques to minimize environmental impact and promote sustainability.
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Number of Units: 1
Who Should Attend: Professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within the one area of the real estate industry.
Course Format: Classroom
Course Materials: There is no textbook for this course; materials including PowerPoints and supplemental readings to support classroom discussions will be available through the course drop box.
Instructor: Ryan Birdseye has an MS in Urban Planning and over 20 years of environmental planning experience working with both public and private sector clients developing and implementing entitlement strategies for a diverse range of land development, renewable energy and infrastructure projects. He is proficient in state and federal environmental review process and preparation of documents meeting both California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. He routinely serves in a principal role responsible for developing entitlement strategies for infrastructure development projects and directs preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents prepared as part of the entitlement process. He has a comprehensive knowledge of state and local environmental regulations and agency procedures and how both can affect the entitlement process. He is a skilled writer and accomplished speaker and experienced making public presentations to boards, commissions and interest groups projects.