Online Refresher Course on Environmental Planning

20 Lessons

About this Course

This course provides the key themes and tracks in Environmental  Planning:   (a) History, concepts, theories and principles of environmental planning;  (b) Environmental planning process, methods/techniques and strategies; and (c) Environmental plan implementation, legal aspects and administration.

Republic Act 10587 defines Environmental planning, also known as urban and regional planning, city planning, town and country planning, and/or human settlements planning, refers to the multi-disciplinary art and science of analysing, specifying, clarifying, harmonizing, managing and regulating the use and development of land and water resources, in relation to their environs, for the development of sustainable communities and ecosystems.

This course is produced by the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners.  It is available to anyone who would like an overview of the Environmental Planning Profession, refresh their knowledge on Planning or is reviewing for the Environmental Planning Board Exam.

The Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners is the Accredited Professional Organization of the Environmental Planning Profession by the Professional Regulatory Commission of the Philippines.  The PIEP has been providing quality EnP refresher courses since the 1990s and has an extensive network of practicing lecturers.

3 hours/week

12 weeks duration, 01 January –  31 March 2018

48 pre-recorded videos sessions

Bonus: Coaching Sessions with Board Exam Topnotchers (Not Available)

Course Fee: USD80


Introduction to Environmental Planning

By studying this module, you will

  • History
  • Global context
  • National and local context
  • Planning profession

3 videos

Planning Legislation and Policy

By studying this module, you will learn:

  • Planning Laws
  • Environmental Laws

3 videos


Planning Theory

By studying this module, you will discover

  • History/ goals of planning
  • Foundations of planning

Nature and types of planning

6 videos


Regional Planning

By studying this module, you will unearth:

  • Concepts, nature, types of regions, and regional delineation
  • Rationale, concepts,            policies            and         principles, development issues, and regional plan components
  • Regional development strategies

3 videos


By studying this module, you will learn

  • Patterns of human settlements
  • City image, urban forms and functions
  • City growth theories and urban ecological processes
  • Urbanization: issues and trends
  • Planning and development of cities and urban areas

3 videos


Planning Process

By studying this module, you will discover:

  • Hierarchy of Plans (national, PDP, RDP, PPFP)
  • CLUP
  • CDP

3 videos

Geophysical Aspects of Planning

By studying this module, you will grasp the:

  • Physical parameters, Data requirements, and tools
  • Geological and natural features in land use and development planning
  • Identification and determination of maps for various purposes

3 videos


Land Use Planning

By studying this module, you will understand:

  • Basic concepts, functions and contents of CLUP
  • Demand and supply of land, strategies to deal with deficit
  • Generation and evaluation of spatial strategies
  • Land use controls and incentives

3 videos

Population & Demography

By studying this module, you will learn the

  • importance of population and demography in planning
  • Tools and methodologies for determining population and demographic characteristics; population projections

3 videos


Social Development Planning

By studying this module, you will comprehend

  • the core concerns of the social sector and its sub-sectors (education, health, housing, social welfare, public order & safety, sports & recreation
  • Social Sector Data and Development Indicators
  • Tools, techniques, methodologies for social sector profiling, analysis and planning

3 videos

Economic Planning

By studying this module, you will understand the

  • structure of the local economy (primary, secondary and tertiary sectors)
  • Economic sector data and development indicators
  • Tools, techniques,             methodologies        for           economic sector profiling, analysis and planning

3 videos


Transportation Planning & Infrastructure Planning

By studying this module, you will learn the:

  • Components of the Infrastructure and utilities sector
  • Data, tools and methodologies for profiling, analysing and planning for infrastructure and utilities development
  • Essential components of infrastructure & utilities plans

3 videos

Environment & Resources Planning

By studying this module, you will grasp the:

  • Physical parameters in land use & development planning
  • Data, tools, methodologies/techniques for profiling, analysing and planning for the environment and natural resources sector
  • Concepts and relevant laws on environmental protection and sustainable development (PDs 1151
  • & 1152, RA 9003, RA 8749, RA 7586, Proclamation 2146, ), renewable energy sources

3 videos


Institutional Planning

By studying this module, you will study:

  • General Administration
  • Human Resource Development
  • Fiscal Administration
  • Salient features of the LGC

3 videos

Climate Change & Disaster Resilience

By studying this module, you will learn how to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management into Local planning

3 videos


Area Planning

By studying this module, you will learn:

  • Site planning and urban design
  • Site planning for specific uses: Industrial estates/economic zones, heritage areas, Urban renewal, redevelopment, regeneration, revitalization
  • Basic concepts in planning ecosystems: Watershed/river basin, agricultural, and coastal development
  • Integrated area or integrated rural development (IAD OR IRD)

3 videos

Planning Implementation

3 videos


Project Planning

3 videos

Professional Planning & Ethics

3 videos




To join this course, just click on the Take this Course text link below or the ‘Take this Course’ button above. Click Add to Cart and then either click Proceed to CheckOut (if you are paying by Bank Transfer – BDO or Money Transfer e.g. Western Union, Cebuana, etc.) or click Paypal (if paying with your Paypal account, Debit/Credit Card).

If you need further assistance, just send us a message in the Contact Us page with your complete details or chat with us on FB ( and we will get back to you.

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Diagnostic Exam

I. Introduction to Environmental Planning

II. Evolution of Towns & Cities

III. Geo-Physical Aspects of planning

IV. Introduction to the EnP Exam

V. Planning Process

VI. Economic Planning

VII. Transportation & Infrastructure Planning

VIII. Demography & Social Planning

IX. Legal Foundations

X. Institutional Development

XI. Ethics in Planning

XII. Institutional Planning

XIII. Project Planning & Development

XIV. Regional Planning

XV. Climate Change and Disaster Reduction

XVI. Exam Coaching

XVII. Land Use

XVIII. Area Planning



  1. Profile photo of Marie Antonette Tautho
    Marie Antonette Tautho

    HI Mam/Sir,
    Good day!
    I have already registered. Whats the next step? Whats the schedule for the online course? When do we go online? Do let us know we can fix our schedule. Thank you.

    Very truly yours,
    Antonette Tautho

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    Fe Ballen

    am also interested with updates if the course has already been started, i hv not paid the cost but am taking time to do so..but am enrolling.

    1. Profile photo of Noel G. Mandabon
      Noel G. Mandabon

      Thanks, just started today… had a long gap during the diagnostics… field work makes it harder to be connected all the time… thank God for this course… Hope to learn more with interactivity and dynamics…

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    Allan Faller

    Good day, just wondering what will be the next step after payment? No link or description that suggest the next procedure, like how to download the review material or the pre-recorded videos. Appreciate your assistance.

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      Certified Edu

      Hi Sir, thank your for joining the course. Did you receive confirmation email? Also, please check your My Courses tab. You should be able to see the course you enrolled in. Good luck!

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      Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners Post author

      Hi Ella, There so no specific time. You may watch at your convenience. however the Coaching Sessions will be live and you will get a chance to interact with the speakers. We will have to set a time that is common for all.
      Best regards, Mia

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    Conrad E. Sontillano

    Are these all video sessions or will other resources such as pdf or ppt files be made available? please reply soon. thanks!

  5. Profile photo of Maricon

    Hello, good day! I was kind of busy last week so I was not able to finish the Geo-physical Development Planning lecture. I just completed the first topic a few minutes ago. But when I pressed the Mark Complete, nothing happened. I can’t move to topic 2. Can you help me? Thank you.

    1. Profile photo of Certified Edu
      Certified Edu

      Hi, You have to complete the timer until it reaches 0:00 before you can mark the lesson complete. If you have further questions pls chat with us in FB /CertifiedEdu. Thanks!

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    Conrad E. Sontillano

    On item “IV. Introduction to the EnP Exam”, instead of the Overview pdf, clicking on the “View Environmental Planning Board Exam Overview LECTURE” links to the “PIEP Geophysical Lecture.pdf”. Kindly update the link to the correct overview file. Gracias! =)

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      Certified Edu

      Hi Conrad, Thank you for your feedback sir. Please check if it is giving the correct link. We have already changed it from our side..

  7. Profile photo of CJ

    Good day! I would like to inquire if the videos and review materials can be downloaded? As I don’t have a reliable internet access whenever I am assigned to the province for work on weekdays. I am thinking of saving the videos and other review materials on weekends and access them offline on weekdays through downloaded files. Thank you…

    1. Profile photo of Certified Edu
      Certified Edu

      Hi CJ, there is no limit to how many times you access the videos and other materials during the review period. The videos and some materials, however, are proprietary in nature and are not to be downloaded. Hope to see you in the class soon!

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    peter peralta

    gud pm…….may i inquire why my course is already inaccessible? i already completed 47 out of 48 steps…..

  9. Profile photo of Dirtdiver

    Good day, kailan po ang start ng review? Planning to take by August 2018 SPLE

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    Joel Mancol

    Please if you can give us consideration in completing the course since i wasn’t able to finish the course at the prescribed date due to poor audio of lectures. Hope you will give me consideration since it is inaccessible now. Hoping for your favorable respone. thank you!