Land Use and Environmental Planning Focus Area

This focus area prepares planners to work toward the long-term environmental and social sustainability of land use. The concentration focuses on training students to better inform private and public decision making processes related to land development, especially within the context of these ongoing issues of urban decline and suburban sprawl.

Coordinator: Dick Norton

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Primary Courses

  • URP 540, Land Use Planning and Development Management
  • URP 541, Urban Land Use Planning
  • URP 542, Environmental Planning

Secondary Courses

  • URP 520, Introduction to GIS
  • URP 522, Collaborative Planning
  • URP 526, Scenario Planning
  • URP 527, Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems
  • URP 544, Behavior and the Environment