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Human Settlement

Human Settlement and Community, Regional and Provincial Settings

  • Understand knowledge of human settlement, its evolution and history, influence of natural setting and site context, geography, economy, environment and sustainability issues, changing forms and political and social structure.
  • Able to identify lessons learned from past experiences.
  • Able to link lessons learned in human settlement to current and future planning challenges and opportunities.

Influences on Communities

  • Understand local government and relation to provincial government, finance and land use, and the broad principles that guide the physical design of communities and the design and operation of infrastructure and services.
  • Understand the role that transportation infrastructure plays in determining community structure.
  • Understand the roles of economic development and social service provisions, including housing.
  • Understand the elements of sustainable community building and ability to assess progress of initiatives.
  • Able to relate the influences to planning activities.

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View the 2011 CIP Competency Task Force Report