Environmental Planning Curriculum Proposal

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Environmental Planning Curriculum Proposal

Martin Jaffe


7/20/10 DRAFT

Revised 9/27/10, after review EP Committee comments received


UPP 570: Environmental Planning

(formerly UPP 554). 4 cr.


Graduate standing.


Course l
earning o
utcomes
:

1.

Students will
learn
to apply site
and other
planning practices to minim
ize environmental risk
s
.

2.

Students will understand and evaluate the major federal and state environmental protection
programs

(air and water quality, water supply, solid wastes and hazardous materials
)
.

3.

Students will examine natural hazard mitigation and post
-
disaster planning issues.

4.

Students will
survey
emerging issues
of
environmental

impact assessment review
.

Course learning outcome assessment methods:

1.

Two short writing assignments will be used to
assess
the
students’ comprehension of
the
environmental protection programs and
policy
issues

discussed in class
.

2.

A longer report on a specific environmental issue
will examine the students’ abilities to
understand and research relevant environmental manag
ement approaches and policies in depth
.

Major topics (45 hrs.):

1.

Brief history of environmental protection and McHargian
analysi
s
(6

hrs.)

2.

Overview of
system of
federal and state environmental regulation (3 hrs.)

3.

Clean Air Act (6

hrs.)

4.

Clean Water Act (6 hr
s.)

5.

Water supply and groundwater protection (3 hrs.)

6.

Watershed management and green infrastructure (3 hrs.)

7.

Solid waste management and recycling (3 hrs.)

8.

Control
and cleanups
of toxic substances (3 hrs.)

9.

Natural hazards mitigation strategies and
post
-
disaster recovery plans (3 hrs.)

10.

Promoting b
iodiversity



wetland

and habitat protection
, management

and mitigation
(6

hrs.)

11.

Issues in NEPA

review
(3 hrs.)

Sample sources and resource materials:

1.

Daniels and Daniels, The Environmental Planning Handbook

(APA, 2003)

2.

Salzman and Thompson, Environmental Law and Policy
, 3
rd

Ed. (Foundation Press, 2010
).


UPP 571. Environmental Economics

(formerly UPP 537), 4 cr.

Prerequisite:

UPP
570. UPP 514

or
an
equivalent

survey course in microeconomics is
re
quired
.


Course learning outcomes:

1.

Students
will understand the sources of environmental problems (public goods and externalities).

2.

Students will explore the economic methods most commonly used to address these problems.

3.

Students will understand non
-
market valuatio
n techniques, such as contingent valuation.

4.

Students will examine the environmental issues arising from international trade agreements and
treaties.

Course learning outcome assessment methods:

1.

Students will research the economic aspects of an issue of envi
ronmental management in a
term
paper.

2.

Students will take midterm and final examinations covering the topics discussed in class.

Major Topics

(45 hrs.)
:

1.

Principles of Benefit
-
Cost Analysis and market efficiency (6 hrs.)

2.

Externalities and the management of p
ublic goods

(6

hrs.)

3.

Sustainable development principles (3 hrs.)

4.

Renewable and non
-
renewable resources (6 hrs.)

5.

Management of common
-
pooled resources (water, waste, energy, open space) (6 hrs.)

6.

Economics of pollution control using tradable permits (6 hrs).

7.

Indirect methods of determining Willingness
-

to
-
Pay (3 hrs.)

8.

Critiques of contingent valuation and hedonic pricing (3 hrs.)

9.

International trade and environmental quality (6 hrs.)

Sample sources and resource materials:

1.

Tietenberg, Environmental and Natural

Resources Economics, 7
th

Ed. (2006, Addison
-
Wesley).

2.

Stavins, Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, 5
th

Ed. (2005, WW. Norton & Co.).


UPP 572.
Systems
Methods for Environmental Polic
y
, 4 cr.

Course learning outcomes:

1.

Students will examine t
he impacts of urbanization on the evolution of environmental public
policy.

2.

Students will investigate a variety of analytical techniques for assessing different
environmental
policy alternatives.

Course learning outcome assessment methods:

1.

Students will pr
epare assessments of environmental impact
s

using different analytical techniques
in several short paper assignments.

2.

Students will
identify appropriate analytical techniques and
compare the strengths and
weaknesses o
f each analytical approach in a term pap
er addressing a specific environmental issue
or problem.

Major Topics (45 hrs.):

1.

Choosing appropriate
environmental standards and
metrics of environmental quality (6 hrs.)

2.

Issues in monitoring protocols and monitoring
system design (6

hrs.)

3.

Theory and
practice of environmental “footprinting”

(12

hrs.)

4.

Principles
of industrial ecology (12 hrs.)

5.

Strengths and weaknesses of l
ife
-
cycle analysi
s (9 hrs.)

Sample sources and resource materials:

T. Graedel and B. Allenby, Industrial Ecology, 2
nd

Ed. (2003,
Prentice
-
Hall).


UPP 575
, Topics in Environmental Policy
. Offered on an ad hoc basis and current
ly taught as UPP
594, Topics in Urban Planning and Policy
, courses
:



Hazard mitigation and disaster recovery



Urban e
cology



Water resources
plannin
g



Environmental impact analysis



Urban food systems



Planning for Climate change mitigation and adaptation



Sustainable Development