ULC Purple Book Course Description

Master Planning Advanced Techniques
Control Number: 952
Course Number: 49ARP01A
CEUs: 3.0     PDHs: 30.0     LUs: 30.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 30.0     ACE: 2.0     CEHs: 0.0
Through the actual preparation of an Area Development Plan (ADP), this course provides planners the collaborative planning skills needed to conduct and lead complex master planning efforts that address overall installation planning, area development planning, and form-base planning. In order to comply with Public Law (National Defense Authorization Acts of 2013 and 2014) and with DoD UFC 2-100-01, Installation Master Planning, DoD planners need to understand how to prepare an ADP.

.This course teaches planning techniques described in the upcoming new UFC on Area Development Planning. The course provides detailed instruction on how to implement principles for area development planning set forth in DoD and NASA planning guidance. It also provides an overview of comprehensive planning techniques needed to integrate various planning considerations that must be comprehensively addressed in the development of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and even NASA installations and communities. Through intensive, hands on training, students will learn how to prepare a UFC-compliant ADP. Students will learn how to incorporate planning charrette techniques to develop the ADP using a real world-planning problem at a federal installation. Students will also learn how to write a clear planning vision, research existing documents, conduct a site analysis, prepare and evaluate alternatives, develop a business case, and detail a preferred alternative that includes an illustrative plan, regulating plan, and phasing plans. Through the exercise, students will be faced with various planning considerations and will be required to holistically integrate these considerations into a comprehensive solution that meets mission requirements and provides for a quality urban design solution that is sustainable and compatible with the installation's vision for real property development. Students will receive copies of two classic planning textbooks and they will need to incorporate key lessons from those texts into the development of the ADP.

Master Planning Principles (Course 75) is a prerequisite since Course 952 focuses on how to integrate those planning principles into an ADP. The course is appropriate for all DoD staff and contractors that deal with master planning. Planning staff from other federal agencies will also benefit from participation in the course. The course is also open to the general public. The class is also appropriate for planners in cities and towns and meets AICP certification for continuing education. A half-day 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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