Planning & Zoning Resource: Advocating for your Community's Future [NVAR Fairfax]

May 10, 2024

8407 Pennell St
Fairfax, VA

Office: Fairfax

Type of Event: Designation/Certification

Instructor: Nate Johnson


Planning and zoning serve as the basis for all communities—the communities of your past and present, as well as communities of the future. This course will teach you the basic components and processes of the planning and zoning phases of real estate development, and how these phases must lead us to a better way of developing communities through the application of smart growth principles. You will learn how to not only strengthen your business but also become an advocate for smart, sustainable, equitable growth in your community. In effect, by the time this course is complete, you will see the future of your community, and your business, in a whole new way!

The goals of this course are for students to:

  • Acquire a greater understanding of the visioning, planning, and zoning process to empower you as a community advocate and as a real estate professional.
  • Learn to effect positive change in your community and gain a competitive advantage for your business by advocating for smart growth principles.
  • Learn practical skills and strategies to strengthen your business by helping to create more environmentally sustainable, equitable, and financially resilient communities.    

This course meets the elective requirement for the ABR® Designation.

All course materials will be emailed before the course.  Those wanting printed materials may purchase them in advance by emailing education@nvar.com before the course for $12.