ESPE 590: Environmental Assessment of Land Use Decisions

2009-01-06 -

Course Added.

Synonym:

67384 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

3 - 3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/21 - 1/28 (4:30pm-6:59pm)
Thursdays 2/25 - 3/11 (4:30pm-6:59pm)
Thursdays 2/4 - 2/11 (4:30pm-6:59pm)
Thursdays 4/1 - 4/15 (4:30pm-6:59pm)
Thu 4/29 (4:30pm-6:59pm)
Sun 5/2 (8:00am-3:59pm)

Description:

Competency Area: RMC ?Çô Environmental Policy Elective; CB, Cert, EE, EAD & IND – Elective!! This course will provide an opportunity to be introduced to basic land-use theory based on landscape ecology thinking, which will be translated down to the sub-division and parcel scales. Specific tools in community development will be touched upon, including master plans, zoning/subdivision regulations the balancing act between the need for economic development and conservation planning. Tools for assessing the efficacy of a development plan, as well as the projected impacts of building out the landscape allowed by community plans and regulations, will be introduced. An applied component of the course will be take theory and skills and apply it to an actual watershed, so to consider how to address a comprehensive approach to planning that necessarily crosses geo-political boundaries.