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Intro. to Env'l Planning: Planning Northern MI - ARCH 423/UP 423/ENVIRON 370
Meets on Mondays and Thursdays.
Urban planning is the public policy of the built environment. It encompasses everything from land use regulation to watershed management to parks and recreation. At the Biological Station, this introductory course uses Northern Michigan as a case study in how planning works and what it can accomplish.
The course has three main components:
- Lectures and discussions and in-camp exercises that introduce key concepts.
- Field trips (e.g. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island) that expose students to specific sites and issues.
- Team projects in which students apply course material to a real-world problem on behalf of a local client.