Land Use Planning Education

Program Objectives

Land Use Planning and Education is focused on developing and delivering trainings on land-use topics that are relevant, informative, and responsive to the issues faced by Indiana communities and plan commissions.

Target Audiences

Our education efforts are aimed at decision-makers and local leaders involved in local land-use issues, which may include:

  • Plan commission members, including Extension professionals
  • Government agency liaisons
  • Local officials
  • Representatives of nonprofit groups
  • Students
  • Interested residents of the community

Format

To facilitate convenient access to a variety of participants, our trainings and publications use various formats. Our efforts include:

  • Organizing training events
  • Administering online courses
  • Hosting webinars
  • Developing web-based publications

Outcomes

Many resources we develop are disseminated in collaboration with the Purdue Land Use Team, which unites Purdue University faculty, Purdue Extension specialists, and regional / county Extension educators to develop resources for local governments on land-use issues.

Contact Us

For publications and training opportunities, visit the Purdue Extension Land Use Team site. To learn more, contact a member of the team listed below. We will connect you with training and resources that fit your planning needs.

Kara Salazar, AICP, PCED, LEED AP ND, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities
salazark@purdue.edu
Purdue Extension, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Daniel Walker, AICP, Community Planning Extension Specialist
walke422@purdue.edu 
Purdue Extension, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant