Environmental planning describes a
systematic attempt to integrate environmental and earth science considerations into the
land use planning and land development process. The goal of environmental planning is to
reduce the adverse effect of landscape change on society and the environment in order to
maximize both human and environmental benefits.
In this course students will be introduced
to the activities and philosophy that guide the environmental planning process at the
regional and local level.
Course Objectives are:
1) to introduce the major concepts and techniques used in the environmental planning
process, 2) to identify the relevant issues that
motivate environmental planning concerns, and 3) to gain practical experience in the
techniques used by the environmental planner.
1 The Scope &
Method of Env. Planning
2 Plan Formulation
3 Site Evaluation
Natural Systems I: Topography and Soils
Natural Systems II: Climate and Hydrology
Natural Systems III: Vegetation and Wildlife
Developmental Suitability Analysis
Risk, and Mitigation
9 GIS in
10 Planning Ethics