GEP 333

Natural Resource Planning

This course focuses on the relationship between land use planning and environmental and natural resources concerns, using property and landscape as our primary lenses. We will consider how ideas regarding resource management, open space, biodiversity, "sustainability", etc., are reflected in land use planning processes and practices. The course will examine broad planning and regulatory tools, such as Environmental Impact Statements, regional planning, and resource management planning, and more specific applications such as Habitat Conservation Plans and open space planning. Prerequisite: Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.