The environmental planning concentration provides essential background in environmental economics and environmental law and policy. This background prepares students to work at government environmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private firms that protect the environment and seek to develop sensible policy solutions regarding our natural resources.
Students of environmental planning study the relationship between infrastructure development and human settlement and how this relationship affects the environment. Students use political, legal, and practical lenses to learn how to develop and implement smart land-use planning policies. Depending on your course selections, you might develop a focus on a particular resource, such as water or air, or on broader issues, such as climate change and sustainability.
Below is just a small sampling of the dozens of courses related to environmental planning. You can find additional ideas on the concentration sheet.
If you are interested in environmental planning, you may be interested in the following Humphrey School research centers: