URP 568

URP 568– Environmental Planning & Policy

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Course No.: 23325

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2018 Spring

Location: Hayes Hall – 327

Meeting Day(s): Wednesday

Meeting Time: 8:10 AM - 10:50 AM

Faculty: Hamstead

Environmental resources are managed by governments, organizations, communities and other stakeholders through abroad range of policy and planning mechanisms. The course provides an introduction to the regulatory structures of environmental policy and the envision-oriented processes of environmental planning. Through case studies, policy debate activities, and analytic writing exercises we explore ways in which these approaches are used to address key environmental problems such as climate change, habitat loss, hazardous waste, and urban sprawl. Students gain familiarity with historic and contemporary environmental problems, understanding of how these problems are addressed through planning and policy means, and ability to analyze and critique ways in which planning and policy tools are used in practice.