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Urban Design Principles and Their Application in Town Planning

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10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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Town planning has always been a part of human civilisation. From the ancient city of Pompeii to the medieval city of Baghdad, people have always sought to create settlements that are both functional and beautiful.

The modern field of town planning emerged in the 19th century as cities began to grow rapidly in size and population. Town planners were tasked with developing new ways to manage urban growth and to create more livable cities. With our Town planning course, you should be able to learn the basics of town planning and get the boost to pursue a caree to create more livable and sustainable cities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and process of town planning.
  • Gain knowledge of residential building design, street planning, and utility integration.
  • Acquire the skills to create functional and aesthetically pleasing urban environments.
  • Understand the importance of parks and open spaces in town planning.
  • Apply town planning principles to create sustainable and vibrant communities.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Our Town Planning course offers a transformative learning experience, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to shape the cities and communities of the future. Each module provides a deep dive into essential aspects of town planning, ensuring you have a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Curriculum breakdown:

  • Module 01: Introduction to Town Planning
  • Module 02: Process of Town Planning
  • Module 03: Residential Buildings and Neighborhood Planning
  • Module 04: Streets
  • Module 05: Utilities
  • Module 06: Parks and Open Space

Enrol in our Town Planning course today and unlock the potential to shape the cities and communities of the future. Whether you aspire to become a town planner, urban designer, or work in local government, this course provides you with the knowledge to create sustainable and vibrant urban environments. Your Town Planning course is your pathway to a rewarding career where you can make a lasting impact on the built environment and the lives of people.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring town planners and urban designers seeking a comprehensive understanding of town planning principles.
  • Professionals working in local government or related fields who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in town planning.
  • Individuals interested in sustainable community development and creating livable urban environments.


  • No prior knowledge needed
  • Compatible with any internet-enabled device, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Consistent learning experience
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime
  • No limitations on access
  • Use Wi-Fi or mobile data

Career path

After finishing the course, you can advance your profession. Look into jobs like:

  • Town Planner: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Urban Designer: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Planning Officer: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Sustainability Consultant: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Development Manager: £30,000 - £60,000 per year

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Certificate of Completion (PDF)

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Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


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