Durham Planning Academy

The Planning Academy introduces residents of Durham to important planning concepts and procedures. The multi-week course explores the responsibilities of the Durham Planning Department, as well as typical procedures that various types of planning cases undergo. Participants also learn about the legal framework in which planners in Durham must operate. Finally, the class engages in a “mock Planning Commission,” where many facets and perspectives on planning issues in Durham are debated and discussed. 

The Fall 2016 session of Planning Academy was completed in December 2016. Please stay tuned to this page for updates regarding the next session of Planning Academy, likely to be hosted in Summer or Fall 2017. 

For information, contact Matthew Filter of the Durham City-County Planning Department or call 919-560-4137, ext. 28271.