Rural Planning

Course Overview

Rural communities face challenges—both in the form of development and lack of it—that threaten the natural and cultural resources that define their character. This course offers an overview of how comprehensive planning and a variety of land use tools can help preserve rural landscapes and revitalize established village and hamlet centers. Local officials are encouraged to take a proactive approach to meeting such challenges with easy-to-understand and administer zoning regulations, conservation subdivision regulations, the use of conservation easements, and more.

Course Length

This course is 2 hours in length.


To schedule on site training, please call the Local Government Training program at 518-473-3355.