ENVI 302 Fall 2012 Environmental Planning Workshop

This interdisciplinary course introduces the theories, approaches, methods, and legal framework of environmental planning and provides students with experience in the planning and design process through project work in the Berkshire region. The first part of the course introduces the students to planning literature through analysis and discussion of case studies. The midterm project is an urban design exercise. In the second part of the course students tackle an actual planning project. Small teams of students (3-4), working in conjunction with an experienced community member "client," and under supevision of the instructor, conduct a planning project, using all the tools of an environmental planner. The project work draws on students' full range of academic work, extracurricular interests and activities, and applies interdisciplinary knowledge and methodologies. The course includes several student presentations and culminates in a public presentation of each team's planning study and a project report. This course also includes field trips, town meetings, interviews, survey work, and computer mapping labs.
Class Format: seminar discussion/project lab
Requirements/Evaluation: short written exercises, design project, class presentations, public presentations, final group report
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Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 101 and Biology/Environmental Studies 203, or permission of instructor; open to juniors and seniors only
Enrollment Preference: Environmental Policy majors, Environmental Studies majors and Environmental Studies concentrators
Department Notes: required course for students wishing to complete the majors in Environmental Policy & Environmental Science and the Environmental Studies concentration
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Divisional Attributes: Non-Divisional
Other Attributes: ENVI Core Courses,ENVP Core Courses,ENVS Core Courses,EXPE Experiential Education Courses,SCST Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 1421
ENVI302-01(F) LEC Environmental Planning Sarah Gardner
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Griffin 1 1421
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