Urban and Regional Planning

Term: Winter 2024
Section: 1
Class Number: 25618
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes
Course Brief

/ URP 542

Environmental Planning

This is an introductory graduate-level course on the fundamental issues, concepts, and analytical methods that shape contemporary environmental planning in practice. The term “environmental planning” encompasses a wide array of planning techniques and institutional settings. Rather than focusing on one particular type of planning, the course addresses recurrent value-based and analytical conflicts that cut across various environmental policymaking and planning activities. We will also survey and apply analytical methods related to: place-based land suitability analysis; project-based environmental impact analysis; and the use of ‘scorecards’ and other related environmental information conveyance techniques.

Note: This course is pre-approved as a MUD Directed Elective in the Ecology, Landscape, and Sustainability category or in the Policy, Law, and Institutions category.


Tues, Thurs 2:30-4:00pm 1360 A&AB


Richard Norton