Courses

PLAN 590A - Land Use and Environmental Policy

PLAN 590a examines and evaluates (1) the negative impacts of human land use activities on environmental systems and (2) the policies in place at various levels of government in Canada (and elsewhere) that are intended to reduce those impacts. PLAN 590a is an elective course for SCARP students that can serve as a stand-alone introduction to land use and environmental policy, law, and planning or can lead into more specialized courses. PLAN 590a is also open to graduate students outside of SCARP.

After completing this course, students will be able to: predict the likely impacts of land use activities on environmental systems; summarize the major pieces of Canadian legislation that regulate land use activities; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this legislation; and prescribe revisions to this legislation in order to better promote positive outcomes.

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PLAN 590B - Plan Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation

PLAN 590B examines and evaluates (1) the process of creating community plans (e.g. who is involved in creating plans, what kind of content is included in the plans); (2) the process of implementing community plans (e.g. whether and how plans are used, linkages between plans and bylaws); and (3) the process of evaluating community plans (e.g. evaluating the content and quality of plans, evaluating plan implementation and outcomes). PLAN 590B is an elective course for SCARP students and is also open to graduate students outside of SCARP.

After completing this course, students will be able to critically evaluate the content of community plans and the extent to which they are written in such a way as to promote their implementation and impact.

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