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Urban & Regional Planning | Environment

Faculty: V. Shandas, J. Dill, L. Lutzenhiser, B. Messer, C. Ozawa, E. Seltzer, T. Miller, N. McClintock

This field focuses on the physical environment, including resource management and the protection and promotion of environmental quality (pollution prevention). It is located at the interface between natural and political institutions that direct human (individual and collective) behaviors. Salient issues include intergenerational impacts, scientific uncertainty, how to place value on non-market effects of actions, and the proliferation of non-governmental organizations working in the policy and planning arenas. USP 571 should be one of the earliest courses taken in this field.

Required Course:

  • USP 512 Environmental Planning Methods
  • USP 571 Environmental Policy

Choose 1 or 2*:

  • USP 524 Site Planning
  • USP 536 Policy Evaluation Methods
  • USP 543 Geographic Applications to Planning
  • USP 569 Sustainable Cities and Regions
  • USP 577 Urban Environmental Management
  • USP 578 Impact Assessment
  • USP 588 Sustainable Development Practices
  • USP 590 Green Economics and Sustainable Development
  • USP 592 GIS II: Applications
  • USP 660 Policy Process
  • ECON 532 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 533 Natural Resource Economics
  • ESM 529 Environmental Impact Assessment

 

Choose 1 or 2*:

  • ESM 520 Ecological Toxicology
  • ESM 524 Wetland Ecology
  • ESM 525 Watershed Hydrology
  • ESM 526 Ecology of Streams and Rivers
  • ESM 528 Urban Ecology
  • GEOG 546 Water Resources Management
  • GEOG 548 Urban Forest
  • GEOL 561 Environmental Geology

* A total of three courses from these two lists are required.