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USD's Burnham-Moores Center Offers New Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development

On Sept. 4, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate will launch its second Continuing Education program: the Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development. The Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development is a comprehensive program for professionals interested in better understanding the mandated, complex and time-consuming processes that are involved in land use decisions. The program will help clarify the entitlement and permitting process, as well as the environmental impact assessment. The program will also help participants understand how to incorporate sustainable measures in their projects through site planning, building design and energy- efficient approaches.

Classes in the Land Use and Sustainable Community Development curriculum are geared toward developers, land use professionals, industry consultants and advisers, architects, civil engineers, environmental professionals, attorneys, planners and community advocacy stakeholders—both public and private.

The first class, “Managing the Entitlement Process,” starts Sept. 4 and meets every Thursday in September from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lou Lightfoot, president of the Lightfoot Planning Group, will instruct the class. Local government and non-profit professionals may be eligible for financial assistance through an SDG&E scholarship. For more information on scholarship terms and availability, contact Julia Chemers at Juliarose@sandiego.edu, or (619) 260-7699.

For more information on the Land Use and Sustainable Community Development program and other real estate continuing education programs, visit www.sandiego.edu/ce.

Founded in 1993 and formally dedicated in 2004, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. The Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development and several industry conferences a year. For more information, visit www.usdrealestate.com.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659