This concentration prepares students to plan, design, and manage the human-environment interface. This concentration has three tracks--land-use planning, urban design, and environmental policy. The urban design track focuses on the visioning, planning, and design of neighborhoods and developments. The land-use planning track emphasizes master planning and zoning regulation at the scale of towns and cities. The environmental policy track focuses on the application of management and policy tools to reduce anthropogenic environmental impacts and to mitigate natural hazards. All students in this concentration will develop fluency with the distinct but interdependent design, regulatory, and managerial approaches. Students must take at least four courses total in the concentration. They can focus on one of three tracks: land-use planning, environmental policy, or urban design. At least one graduate planning studio in environmental or physical planning is strongly recommended.
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