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Spring 2021  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (54159)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5242+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54159/1213

Spring 2020  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (57585)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (29 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5242+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57585/1203

Spring 2019  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (58266)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dmilz+PA5242+Spring2019
Class Description:

This course is about making plans for contemporary environmental problems. It adopts the perspective that social and natural systems are linked and complex. Through readings, class discussions, and projects, you will be exposed to the wide range of strategies and tools planners and policy-makers use to mitigate environmental impacts, conserve open space, improve water quality, adapt to climate change, and to promote environmental justice, among others. We will place a strong emphasis on the application of planning skills to address ecosystem malfunction.

Who Should Take This Class?:
As the only required course in the Environmental Planning Concentration, this course is designed to be a gateway between skills acquired within Urban and Regional Planning core curriculum and technical, substantive knowledge acquired via concentration electives. The course is also appropriate for graduate-level students in public policy, social and natural sciences, development practice, natural resource management, public health, design, engineering, and other related fields.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the components of effective environmental planning practice
2. Name and identify common strategies and tactics for addressing a variety of environmental problems; evaluate their appropriateness in a given geographic and/or cultural setting, and demonstrate their utility
3. Classify and define analytical tools typically used by environmental planners, and demonstrate their use for diagnosing ecosystem malfunction and estimating future system states
4. Name the various theoretical perspectives that inform environmental planning practice
5. Describe the basic legal framework for environmental planning in the United States and identify the opportunities it provides and challenges it poses for environmental planning
6. Describe the role of public participation in environmental planning and evaluate its effectiveness and to understand the role of collaborative environmental governance
7. Create data visualizations (tables/graphs/images/maps) to support technical analyses; communicate technical information in a clear and effective manner
Grading:

You will have the opportunity, in this course, to improve your competency in three core areas: (1) critical thinking for planning, (2) technical application, and (3) professional communication. You have four different ways to illustrate your competency:


(10%) Participation

(20%) Quizzes/Assignments

(45%) Four, Mid-Term Papers

(25%) Final Paper & Presentation


Grades for the categories and assignments above will be posted to the Moodle grade book as soon as practically possible. It is your responsibility to regularly review your progress.


Exam Format:
You will have the opportunity to complete up eight weekly "quizzes." "Quizzes" will be worth 10 points each and will come in a variety of formats (multiple choice questions, short essays, technical memos, etc.). "Quizzes" will be available on the course website after class on the dates noted on the course schedule (subject to change), and you will have until the stated deadline to complete the quiz.
Class Format:
Course content is organized into a series of modules. Each module in explores one environmental problem (e.g, air quality), an illustrative case (Salt Lake City), and a planning skill or technique (e.g. Problem Identification).
Workload:
My standard estimate for student workload is based on a ratio of time spent on coursework outside of class and time allotted for class meetings. Multiply the number of credits by the first number in the ratio (below) and add it to the number of credits.

A = 3:1 [(3 x 3) + 3 = 12 total hours per week]
B = 2:1 [(2 x 3) + 3 = 9 total hours per week]
C = 1:1 [(1 x 3) + 3 = 6 total hours per week]

These are estimates and not predictions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58266/1193
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dmilz_PA5242_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 November 2017

Spring 2018  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (66836)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dmilz+PA5242+Spring2018
Class Description:

This course is about making plans for contemporary environmental problems. It adopts the perspective that social and natural systems are linked and complex. Through readings, class discussions, and projects, you will be exposed to the wide range of strategies and tools planners and policy-makers use to mitigate environmental impacts, conserve open space, improve water quality, adapt to climate change, and to promote environmental justice, among others. We will place a strong emphasis on the application of planning skills to address ecosystem malfunction.

Who Should Take This Class?:
As the only required course in the Environmental Planning Concentration, this course is designed to be a gateway between skills acquired within Urban and Regional Planning core curriculum and technical, substantive knowledge acquired via concentration electives. The course is also appropriate for graduate-level students in public policy, social and natural sciences, development practice, natural resource management, public health, design, engineering, and other related fields.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the components of effective environmental planning practice
2. Name and identify common strategies and tactics for addressing a variety of environmental problems; evaluate their appropriateness in a given geographic and/or cultural setting, and demonstrate their utility
3. Classify and define analytical tools typically used by environmental planners, and demonstrate their use for diagnosing ecosystem malfunction and estimating future system states
4. Name the various theoretical perspectives that inform environmental planning practice
5. Describe the basic legal framework for environmental planning in the United States and identify the opportunities it provides and challenges it poses for environmental planning
6. Describe the role of public participation in environmental planning and evaluate its effectiveness and to understand the role of collaborative environmental governance
7. Create data visualizations (tables/graphs/images/maps) to support technical analyses; communicate technical information in a clear and effective manner
Grading:

You will have the opportunity, in this course, to improve your competency in three core areas: (1) critical thinking for planning, (2) technical application, and (3) professional communication. You have four different ways to illustrate your competency:


(10%) Participation

(20%) Quizzes/Assignments

(45%) Four, Mid-Term Papers

(25%) Final Paper & Presentation


Grades for the categories and assignments above will be posted to the Moodle grade book as soon as practically possible. It is your responsibility to regularly review your progress.


Exam Format:
You will have the opportunity to complete up eight weekly "quizzes." "Quizzes" will be worth 10 points each and will come in a variety of formats (multiple choice questions, short essays, technical memos, etc.). "Quizzes" will be available on the course website after class on the dates noted on the course schedule (subject to change), and you will have until the stated deadline to complete the quiz.
Class Format:
Course content is organized into a series of modules. Each module in explores one environmental problem (e.g, air quality), an illustrative case (Salt Lake City), and a planning skill or technique (e.g. Problem Identification).
Workload:
My standard estimate for student workload is based on a ratio of time spent on coursework outside of class and time allotted for class meetings. Multiply the number of credits by the first number in the ratio (below) and add it to the number of credits.

A = 3:1 [(3 x 3) + 3 = 12 total hours per week]
B = 2:1 [(2 x 3) + 3 = 9 total hours per week]
C = 1:1 [(1 x 3) + 3 = 6 total hours per week]

These are estimates and not predictions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66836/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dmilz_PA5242_Spring2018.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 November 2017

Spring 2016  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (57916)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?schiv005+PA5242+Spring2016
Class Description:
The course integrates insights from theory and practice related to environmental planning, policy, and decision making. Readings, projects, and discussions will highlight ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks from the local to the global scales relative to a range of environmental issues, including natural resource conservation, water, air, endangered species, waste, climate change, and sustainability. In addition, the course will examine innovative approaches to environmental decision making informed by collaborative planning, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. The course will draw on theoretical perspectives, case material, and real-world examples from planning and environmental decision-making contexts at multiple scales. Special emphasis will be placed on integrating cross-disciplinary perspectives on environmental issues, decision-making approaches, and implementation techniques. The course will take a primarily domestic focus, with international cases and examples integrated for comparative purposes. The course is appropriate for graduate level students in urban planning, public policy, social and natural sciences, natural resource management, and design.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57916/1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schiv005_PA5242_Spring2016.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Spring 2015  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (59081)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
The course integrates insights from theory and practice related to environmental planning, policy, and decision making. Readings, projects, and discussions will highlight ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks from the local to the global scales relative to a range of environmental issues, including natural resource conservation, water, air, endangered species, waste, climate change, and sustainability. In addition, the course will examine innovative approaches to environmental decision making informed by collaborative planning, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. The course will draw on theoretical perspectives, case material, and real-world examples from planning and environmental decision-making contexts at multiple scales. Special emphasis will be placed on integrating cross-disciplinary perspectives on environmental issues, decision-making approaches, and implementation techniques. The course will take a primarily domestic focus, with international cases and examples integrated for comparative purposes. The course is appropriate for graduate level students in urban planning, public policy, social and natural sciences, natural resource management, and design.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59081/1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schiv005_PA5242_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (65063)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking.
Class Description:
The course integrates insights from theory and practice related to environmental planning, policy, and decision making. Readings, projects, and discussions will highlight ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks from the local to the global scales relative to a range of environmental issues, including natural resource conservation, water, air, endangered species, waste, climate change, and sustainability. In addition, the course will examine innovative approaches to environmental decision making informed by collaborative planning, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. The course will draw on theoretical perspectives, case material, and real-world examples from planning and environmental decision-making contexts at multiple scales. Special emphasis will be placed on integrating cross-disciplinary perspectives on environmental issues, decision-making approaches, and implementation techniques. The course will take a primarily domestic focus, with international cases and examples integrated for comparative purposes. The course is appropriate for graduate level students in urban planning, public policy, social and natural sciences, natural resource management, and design.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65063/1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schiv005_PA5242_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 January 2014

Spring 2013  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (67214)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-143
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking.
Class Description:
The course integrates insights from theory and practice related to environmental planning, policy, and decision making. Readings, projects, and discussions will highlight ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks from the local to the global scales relative to a range of environmental issues, including natural resource conservation, water, air, endangered species, waste, climate change, and sustainability. In addition, the course will examine innovative approaches to environmental decision making informed by collaborative planning, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. The course will draw on theoretical perspectives, case material, and real-world examples from planning and environmental decision-making contexts at multiple scales. Special emphasis will be placed on integrating cross-disciplinary perspectives on environmental issues, decision-making approaches, and implementation techniques. The course will take a primarily domestic focus, with international cases and examples integrated for comparative purposes. The course is appropriate for graduate level students in urban planning, public policy, social and natural sciences, natural resource management, and design.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67214/1133
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schiv005_PA5242_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

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