sus380 | undergraduate

Sustainable Planning And Land Use

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In this course, students evaluate strategies that lead to the promotion of sustainable development, planning, and land use. Students develop a sustainable land use plan for natural and human-dominated landscapes and their impact on socioeconomic issues. Upon completion of the course, students are able to apply management strategies and relevant land use practices to achieve sustainability.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Soil and Ground Water Considerations in Sustainable Planning

    • Explain the importance of soil in land use planning.
    • Analyze solid waste and wastewater disposal systems planning.
    • Explain natural water protection strategies.

    Surface Water Considerations in Sustainable Planning

    • Explain best management practices for storm water drainage design.
    • Analyze surface water planning issues and strategies.

    Natural Water Landscapes and the Built Environment

    • Explain the importance of natural water flow.
    • Explain sustainable planning practices for coastal areas.
    • Explain the effects of urbanized landscapes on sustainable development.

    Biological Considerations in Land Use Planning

    • Analyze biological challenges in sustainable planning.
    • Create a comprehensive sustainable land use plan.

    Introduction: Physiography, Landscape Form, and Topography

    • Explain how the physiography of the United States has influenced planning and land use over the last decades.
    • Explain the role of politics in sustainable planning and land use.
    • Explain the role of landscape form and topography in effective sustainable planning and land use.
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