Course Description and Outline

CPD 119: Urban Infrastructure Policies

Pre-requisite: None.

This course and CPD 120 focus on the infrastructure requirements surrounding the development of real property: CPD 119 focuses on subdivision and servicing policies, while CPD 120 focuses on the physical components of infrastructure. CPD 119 explores the role public participation can play in land development and explains how political dictates at the federal, provincial, and regional levels control modern land development schemes. It describes financial dictates, both direct and those imposed by governments, as well as several methods of preparing estimates.

For more detail on this course, please see:

"Spotlight on Continuing Professional Development".
Canadian Property Valuation magazine. 56(1). P.41

Course Outline

FOREWORD: Introduction To Professional Development Courses

LESSON 1: Establishing and Modifying Infrastructure: Political Dictates

  • Instructor's Comments
  • Infrastructure Modification Needs
  • Legislated Standards
  • Developing an Infrastructure Plan
  • Subdivision and Servicing Policies
  • Public Participation in Subdivision and Development
  • Conclusion
  • Review and Discussion Questions
  • Appendices: Typical Flooding Covenants

LESSON 2: Financing Infrastructure

  • Instructor's Comments
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Internal Infrastructure Costs
  • External Infrastructure and Other Costs
  • Infrastructure Costing Study
  • Conclusion
  • Review and Discussion Questions


  • The Final Examination

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