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Planning Courses

PLAN 200 - Introduction to Planning (3)

Students will be exposed to a broad overview of the field of planning. The course will introduce students to the role of a planner while exploring the practice of planning (human settlements and community planning) in varying contexts within Canada and internationally. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, GEOG 100, GEOG 111, or EVSC 100, and 18 units. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PLAN 300 - Methods for Planning Analysis (4)

Explores the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by planners in both urban and regional settings. Students will gain a basic understanding of planning relevant data and approaches to analyzing and communicating planning data between and within different communities. The roles of planners, and other participants/actors, in research related to urban and regional planning processes will be introduced. Processes and techniques associated with conducting ethical planning research will also be covered. Prerequisite: PLAN 200.

PLAN 302 - Planning Internship I (1)

Provides students with practical professional planning experience through an internship with an outside agency or through a planning project supervised by the course instructor. Internships will consist of a minimum of 80 hours of practical work time. Students will be required to prepare a log book documenting the work activities. Log books will be signed by the student intern’s supervisor. Students will prepare a final report to submit to the course instructor describing the nature of the work performed and lessons they learned from the work experience. For students registered in the REM planning concentration who are not in the co-op program. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: PLAN 200; one of PLAN 300 or 319, or REM 319; and permission of the Department. Student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Environment in Resources and Environmental Management Planning Stream.

PLAN 319 - Environmental and Planning Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: 45 units. 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.

PLAN 400 - Planning Theory and Policy Analysis (4)

Provides an advanced evaluation of planning theory, public policy and policy analysis, focusing on problems in urban and regional planning and resource and environmental management. Prerequisite: PLAN 200 and 60 units.

PLAN 402 - Planning Internship II (1)

Provides students with practical professional planning experience through an internship with an outside agency or through a planning project supervised by the course instructor. Internships will consist of a minimum of 80 hours of practical work time. Students will be required to prepare a log book documenting the work activities. Log books will be signed by the student intern’s supervisor. Students will prepare a final report to submit to the course instructor describing the nature of the work performed and lessons they learned from the work experience. For students registered in the REM planning concentration who are not in the co-op program. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: PLAN 302 and permission of the Department. Student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Environment in Resource and Environmental Management Planning Stream.

PLAN 406 - Rural Planning and Development (4)

Examines the processes and practices of planning in the rural setting. Topics may include the historical development of rural planning in Canada, the principles and practices of rural development and their relevance to planning, planning in resource regions, and planning for rural resilience. For each topic the course will identify the challenges and opportunities associated with adding a rural lens to planning practice. Prerequisite: PLAN 200 and 60 units.

PLAN 407 - Indigenous Governance and Resource Relationships (4)

Explores diverse Indigenous perspectives on governance, resource, land and water management, intergovernmental relations and economic development in the context of contemporary settler colonialism in Canada. Skills include critical thinking, anti-colonial, economic, political and policy analyses. Prerequisite: 75 units or permission of instructor. Students with credit for REM 407 may not take this course for further credit.

PLAN 408 - Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities (4)

Examines frameworks, policies and planning approaches to position communities for a sustainable future. Sustainable communities connect citizens, private sector and government to collaborate in balancing human well-being with ecosystem health. Environmental planners need to know how to engage community-level stakeholders to prevent deforestation, reduce carbon emissions, and protect biodiversity while also fostering community health, social equity, and quality of life. Prerequisite: PLAN 200 and 60 units.

PLAN 443 - Public Engagement, Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Planning (4)

Introduces students to the theory and techniques of public engagement, negotiation and mediation processes in planning. Begins with a review of planning and negotiation theory and this is followed by a review of techniques for the design and operation of public engagement in planning. Case studies and negotiation simulation sessions will be used to illustrate key concepts. We use the theories and approaches taught at the Harvard Negotiation Program including Harvard Negotiation Program simulation exercises for environmental dispute resolution. Students acquire the skills to design, manage, and facilitate public engagement processes in planning, engage in stakeholder negotiation, and resolve public disputes in planning. Prerequisite: PLAN 200 and 60 units.

PLAN 495 - Professional Planning Capstone (4)

Reviews issues in current professional planning practice and requirements for professional planning accreditation. We cover planners' professional ethics, responsibility to the public interest; and, responsibility to clients, employers, and colleagues. Includes case studies of current practice in urban, regional, and environmental planning led by leading practicing professional planners. Students will interact with practicing professional planners through a combination of field trips and workshop presentations on the nature of the planning practice. Prerequisite: PLAN 300, PLAN 302 or ENV 302, and 75 units; or with instructor permission. Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Environment in Resource and Environmental (Planning) program.