URSP640 Growth Management and Environmental Planning

Course

Overview

Faculty Assigned
Credits
3
Term
Spring

The course deals with policies and strategies by which governments attempt to control the amount, location, pace, pattern and quality of development within their jurisdictions. This is a foundational course frequently taught by one of the experts on faculty at the Center for Smart Growth. Environmental requirements relative to brown fields, asbestos and lead paint are anticipated to be addressed in this course as well. One or more other planning courses offered at the School may be substituted for this core course with approval of the director.

Synopsis

Catalog Description

 Examines selected, key topics associated with growth management, defined as policies and strategies by which governments attempt to control the amount, location, pace, pattern and quality of development within their jurisdictions.  The course places growth management in the context of domestic and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve environmental quality, preserve critical land resources and wildlife habitat, promote “sustainable development”, and address social equity issues.