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Land Use Regulation: Your Role in Land-Use Decision Making

Primary audience

City Council, Planning Commissioners

Course time

60 minutesimage featuring tiny tan and white model homes in a miniature housing development

In this course, you will learn the basics of why and how cities engage in land use planning and regulation, and why local officials should take time to carefully and conscientiously create land use laws. You will also become familiar with the tools cities use to regulate land use as well as the process that cities should consider when making land use decisions.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Explain why cities regulate land use
  • State the importance of the Municipal Planning Act
  • Recognize that cities play multiple roles in the land use process
  • Classify the types of discretion that cities have to make land use decisions
  • Examine the tools that cities use to regulate land use
  • Outline the process that cities should consider when making land use decisions

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Subject Matter Expert

Jed Burkett, Loss Control/Land Use Attorney – League of Minnesota Cities


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0 – 20 users = $15 per user

21 – 50 users = $10 per user

Over 51 users = $7 per user

Please note: The above prices apply per order, not per city. To receive the bulk discounts, your city needs to register everyone for this course at once.


When you purchase a course in MemberLearn, you’re able to access it at any time and it will not expire — so you can learn at your own pace and review the material as much as you’d like.