Learn about fundamental planning issues and sustainability processes as they apply to community planning and design situations. Identify key challenges in incorporating sustainability into planning strategies, policies and site design. Examine technical and environmental factors including different planning models in policy, planning and design. Acquire techniques for site assessment to better plan for and incorporate sustainable practices into policy and design. Explore ways that policies, codes and standards can be modified to encourage sustainable planning and design practices.
- Land use planning
- Smart growth and urban design
- Transportation policy and design
- Environmental site design
- Site assessment and selection
- Brownfield redevelopment strategies
- Infill development
Each topic will be taught with an eye toward integrating sustainable practices into planning and site scale.