Spring 2022 - PLAN 319 E100

Environmental and Planning Law (3)

Class Number: 7989

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    HCC 1900, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 20, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    HCC 1700, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment and planning and land use law in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 “Special Topics in Environmental Law” in 2012 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENV 319 or REM 319 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Provides an introduction to the legal system in Canada and British Columbia as it relates to environmental and planning issues. Central themes include a critical analysis of the choices the lie behind legal regimes, an assessment of the effectiveness of our environmental and planning laws, and the tensions among various options for modifying those laws.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

To understand the structure of environmental and planning law in BC and Canada, and to be familiar with the application of law to selected environmental and planning issue areas.

Grading

  • Assignments 60%
  • Exam 40%

NOTES:

There are in-class debates, reflections on other students’ debates, and a paper.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Boyd, David R. (2015) The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Toward a Greener Future.
Available from SFU Bookstore website: http://www.sfu.ca/bookstore/coursematerials

Various papers, and some statutes and case law.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Additional papers.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.