ULC Purple Book Course Description

Master Planning Visualization Techniques
Control Number: 948
Course Number: 46RPV01A
CEUs: 2.2     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 22.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 22.0     ACE: 1.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides master planners training in planning visualization techniques. The course objectives will be implemented through the use of Google Sketch-up and Adobe Photoshop as tools to assist in military installation planning. The training applies to the planning and development of local cities and towns as well since visualization skills are essential in building successful plans

Students will learn how the challenge of installation planning requires planners to understand the broad context of community planning, the concept of scale, the massing of facilities, the use of appropriate landscaping, architectural compatibility, and applicable force protection and Critical Infrastructure Assurance methods. This understanding is more important now in order to comply with public laws (National Defense Authorization Acts of 2013 and 2014) and DoD UFCs addressing master planning. Further, with an increasing emphasis on district level planning and urban design at federal installations, it is essential to visualize the entire space that is being created. In part I of the course, students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to develop compelling illustrative plans. In part II of the course, students will learn how to use visualization tools such as Google Sketch-up and Google Earth to convert their illustrative plans into annotated three-dimensional models and how to develop fly-through simulations of these models. In part III of the course, students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create photorealistic renderings. The course is conducted primarily in a computer lab so that students will have extended opportunities for hands-on instruction. Students will leave with knowledge of the fundamentals of Google Sketch-up and Adobe Photoshop and how to use these tools in the planning and development of resilient communities.

There are no prerequisite requirements to participate in this course. Students do not need to know how to use any of the above software to participate. This course is open to the general public. The class is also appropriate for planners in cities and towns and meets AICP certification for continuing education. A field trip is part of the schedule so students should be prepared to walk and they should plan for appropriate and comfortable attire. Accommodations for students unable to walk will be made as needed, please contact ULC prior to the course if accommodations are needed. Students do not need to bring a laptop to the course. To receive a certificate of completion, students are required to attend the entire course so leaving early is not allowed by ULC policy


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Huntsville, AL8/6/20198/9/201914