- Environmental Design, School of
- Community and Regional Planning
This course identifies the complexities associated with environmental politics and management from both national and international perspectives. The first part of the course discusses the basics of natural environmental processes and the difficulties of environmental policy formulation and implementation including risk assessment, watershed resource management, and public lands management. The second part describes and evaluates command and control processes, primarily focusing on air, water, and solid waste abatement. The final part examines large-scale global issues such as climate change and sustainable development and assesses the implications of energy use and the future of environmental management.