URP 578 Environmental Planning Methods

This course studies the methods used in environmental planning and management to create plans to solve environmental problems.  Each week the course studies a different method. There are assigned readings about the method and how this method is used in a specific local project. Most weeks there will be a field trip to a specific local project related to the method being studied.  A local environmental professional will lead the field trip and explain how the team planned and used the method to solve an environmental problem. Some of the topics include: Environmental Impact Assessment, Wildlife and Biodiversity Planning, Community Gardens, Open Space Planning, Contaminated Brownfields Remediation and Redevelopment, Stream Restoration, Stormwater Management, Invasive species, Urban Reforestation, Wetlands Restoration, Recycling & Solid Waste Management.