Course Code: EVSP321 Course ID: 3295 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course will introduce students to the basic methods of land use planning, including: goal development and formalization, planning intelligence and information systems, population forecasting, land use forecasting, land suitability analysis, land use location requirements, land classification planning, natural/sustainable land use design, and the analysis of regional or local land use plans. Through lecture, discussion, case studies, and assignments, the class will examine fundamental land use controls (i.e., General Plans and Zoning), land use policy, and contemporary land use management techniques.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- LO-1 Describe the basic concepts and theories relevant to land use and development planning.
- LO-2 Explain the current planning issues in the U.S., including sprawl, designing for sustainability, and environmental impacts of unplanned growth and development.
- LO-3 Analyze proposed development plans and regional planning documents in the landscape-level planning context.
- LO-4 Apply planning concepts, theories, and techniques to the analysis and presentation of case studies.
- LO-5 Evaluate the environmental, social, political, cultural, and economic impacts of land use planning and development.
- LO-6 Apply the concepts of sustainability science and policy to real-world problems in land use planning.
|Forum 1||3.00 %|
|Forum 2||3.00 %|
|Forum 3||3.00 %|
|Forum 4||3.00 %|
|Forum 5||3.00 %|
|Forum 6||3.00 %|
|Forum 7||3.00 %|
|Forum 8||3.00 %|
|Case Studies||52.00 %|
|Case Study 1||13.00 %|
|Case Study 2||13.00 %|
|Case Study 3||13.00 %|
|Case Study 4||13.00 %|
|Final Project||24.00 %|
|Final Paper||24.00 %|
See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||The Regional City-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Author:||Calthorpe, Peter / Fulton, William|
|Book Title:||Nature-Friendly Communities-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.