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ENV 296D Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Course Description: This course examines the role of urban planning in managing environmental issues. Students will learn how professional planners inventory existing facilities, review proposed developments, and address population and demographic shifts. Repairs to aging infrastructure and creation of new infrastructure will be discussed. Topics will include: air and noise pollution, modes of transportation, water and wastewater management, stormwater runoff, Brownfields redevelopment, open space preservation and creation, and environmental justice. Various types of permitting at the federal, state, and local levels will be presented. Students will analyze the interplay between real estate developers, attorneys, government agencies, consultants, nonprofit groups, and the public during the environmental planning process.


3 credits