Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2010
Class UP 502
Class Title Environmental Planning: Issues and Concepts
Description This is an introductory graduate-level course on the issues and concepts underlying environmental policy-making and planning, with a focus on the United States. Rather than concentrating on one particular type of planning method (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, impact assessment, site design), the principal goal of the course is to address value-based and analytical conflicts that are common to environmental policy-making and planning processes employed in the U.S. and abroad. The course is designed to: provide students the ability to recognize and tease apart the competing values and analytical assumptions made by various stakeholders in environmental policy-making and planning debates; consider how those debates are shaped by and play themselves out within the political, legal, and administrative processes that characterize environmental policy-making and planning in the U.S.; and familiarize students with the various forms of contemporary environmental policy-making and planning practice that they will likely encounter in their professional work.
Prereq none
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Meets TH 6:00-9:00pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Larissa Larsen
Syllabus UP502.pdf