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URP 542 – Comparative 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.


Mon, Wed 8:30-10:00am  2108 A&AB


Sarah Dobie

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Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning