Policy Tools for Environmental Management

Fall 2017
Michael Elliott
CP 6223
PubP 6314
Policy Tools for Environmental Management constructs a general framework for analyzing environmental issues, and develops concepts and techniques for managing environmental systems, within the context of environmental planning and policy within sustainable communities. The course has four objectives, seeking to prepare students: to understand the fundamental dynamics of and identify the impact of human activity on environmental systems; to explore the various regulatory, managerial, and legal mechanisms available to planners, policy analysts and decision makers that can be used to manage environmental quality; to examine the benefits and costs of these mechanisms as tools for protecting environmental quality and building sustainable communities; and to assess opportunities and constraints to local, regional, state and federal efforts from the perspective of the public sector, the private sector, and individuals, to better manage sustainable, environmentally sound communities. This course is open to graduate students of all majors. 
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