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Part III: Environmental Planning Techniques and Strategies

Amazon logo Randolph, John. Environmental Land Use Planning and Management. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004. ISBN: 1559639482.

This book provides a set of techniques and strategies with which to approach environmental planning problems. This section of the course is the largest, so as to give students a comprehensive overview of methods for tackling environmental planning challenges.

Recommended Background Texts

Part II: The Environmental Policy Debate

Amazon logo DesJardins, Joseph R. Environmental Ethics. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1993. ISBN: 053420046X.

Amazon logo Hanson, Philip, ed. Environmental Ethics: Philosophical and Policy Perspectives. Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser University, 1986. ISBN: 0864910614.

These books set out the major philosophical debates facing environmental planners. As students prepare themselves for the four debates, they should use these books as references to help them identify the philosophical underpinnings of the various approaches to environmental planning. This section of the course is intended to challenge students to identify and understand their own beliefs and convictions as part of broader debates within the field.

Part IV: Synthesis and Preparation for Practice

Amazon logo Daniels, Tom, and Katherine Daniels. The Environmental Planning Handbook. Washington, DC: Planners Press, American Planning Association, 2003. ISBN: 188482966X.

The last section of the course is intended to give students an overview of the practice of environmental planning. This book serves as a useful reference to show what environmental planners actually do. It addresses a wide variety of environmental planning issues, from sustainable air and water quality to mining and transportation. It is meant to complement the presentations given by the Environmental Policy Group faculty.

Part I: Introduction
L1 Introduction and Overview  
L2 Game 1: Puerto Mauricio  
R1 Gentle Introduction to Blogging  
L3 Puerto Mauricio: Post-game Redux  
Part II: The Environmental Policy Debate
L4 Growth vs. Scarcity Abernethy, Virginia Deane. "Carrying capacity: the tradition and policy implications of limits." Ethics in Science and Environmental Policy (January 2001): 9-18.

Bailey, Ronald. "Post-Scarcity Prophet: Economist Paul Romer on growth, technological change, and an unlimited human future." Reason (December 2001).
R2 Debates  
L5 Utilitarianism vs. Deep Ecology Amazon logo Mill, John Stuart. Utilitarianism. London, UK: Electric Book Co., 2005. ISBN: 9781421928760.

Amazon logo Chertow, Marian R., and Daniel C. Esty. Thinking Ecologically: the Next Generation of Environmental Policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0300073038.

Amazon logo Leonard, Herman B., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Cost-Benefit Analysis Defended." In Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works. Edited by David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0195139097.

Schumacher College - What is Deep Ecology?

Michael E. Zimmerman - Introduction to Deep Ecology

Devall, Bill. "The Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: 1960-2000 - A Review." Ethics and the Environment.

Zimmerman, Michael E. "Deep Ecology, Ecoactivism, and Human Evolution."

Deep Ecology Critique on the Green Fuse

Bioregionalism and Deep Ecology: Bibliography
L6 Command-Control vs. Markets Harrington, Winston, and Richard D. Morgenstern. "Economic Incentives versus Command and Control: What's the Best Approach for Solving Environmental Problems?" Resources.

Giuliano, Genevieve, and Martin Wachs. "Managing Transportation Demand: Markets Versus Mandates." Reason Foundation Policy Study.

Pearce, David. "An Intellectual History of Environmental Economics." Annual Review of Energy and the Environment: 72-75.

Portney, Paul R. "Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Policy." Resources (Summer 2003): 15-18. (PDF)

Harrington, Winston, and Richard D. Morgenstern. "Economic Incentives Versus Command and Control: What's Best for Solving Environmental Problems?" Resources (Fall/Winter 2004): 13-17. (PDF)

Fullerton, Don, and Robert Stavins. "How Economists See the Environment." Nature 395 (October 1998): 433-434.

Ackerman, Frank, and Kevin Gallagher. "Getting the Prices Wrong: The Limits of Market-based Environmental Policy." Global Development and Environment Institute Working Paper 00-05. Medford, MA: Tufts University Global Development and Environment Institute, 2000. (PDF)

David R. Karp, and Clark L. Gaulding. "Motivational Underpinnings of Command-and-Control, Market-Based, and Voluntarist Environmental Politics." Human relations 48, no. 5 (1995): 439-465.

Amazon logo Meadows, Donella, H. Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III. Limits to Growth, New York, NY: Signet Press, 1972, pp. 17-20. ISBN: 0451057678.

Moran, D., and D. Pearce. "The Value of Biodiversity." World Conservation Union, Biodiversity Programme. London, UK: Earthscan Publications, 1994.

Amazon logo Tietenberg, Tom H. "Economic Instruments for Environmental Regulation." In Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings. Edited by Robert N. Stavins. 4th ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. ISBN: 0393927016.

"India opens account for trading in carbon credits." The Telegraph, September 21, 2005. Calcutta, India: ABP Pvt., Limited.

Dinan, Terry, and Diane Lim Rogers. "Who Gains and Who Pays Under Carbon-Allowance Trading?" Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office, June 2000.

Dunkiel, Brian, Hamond, M. Jeff, and Jim Motavall. "Sharing the Wealth." E Magazine X, no. 2 (March/April, 1999). Marion, OH: Earth Action Network, Inc.
L7 Expert Knowledge vs. Indigenous Knowledge Wenzel, George, W. "Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Inuit: Reflections on TEK Research and Ethics." Arctic 52, no. 2 (June 1999): 113-124.

"Module 5: Indigenous Knowledge for the Environment." Based on draft module by Annette Gough, Griffin University as part of The Learning for a Sustainable Environment - Innovation in Teacher Education Project and Trials in Indonesia, Fiji, Brunei and Australia. Created on May 28, 2001, provided by the Centre for International Research and Advisory Networks/Nuffic.

Briggs, John. "The Use of Indigenous Knowledge in Development: Problems and Challenges." Progress in Development Studies 5, no. 2 (2005): 99-114.

Landry, Marc, et al. Civic Environmentalism in Action. Washington, DC: Progressive Policy Institute, Center for Innovation and the Environment, 1999. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Singleton, Sarah. "Collaborative Environmental Planning in the American West: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Environmental Politics (2002).

McClosky, Michael. "Local Communities and the management of public forests." Ecology Law Quarterly (1999).

Amazon logo Layzer, Judith. "The New England Fisheries: Crisis and Renewal." Chapter 10 in The Environmental Case: Translating Values Into Policy. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2006. ISBN: 1568028989.

The Context for the Guidelines: This Web site provides more arguments for the importance of indigenous knowledge. It also includes extensive guidelines for the appropriate inclusion of traditional knowledge in environmental assessment and development planning projects.


Game 2: Madrona  
L10 Game 3: Joint Fact -finding  
Part III: Environmental Planning Techniques and Strategies
L11 Environmental Planning and Management Randolph. "Managing Human-Environment Interactions," and "Environmental Planning." Chapters 1 and 2.
L12 Land Use Planning and Collaborative Methods Randolph. "Land Use Planning for Environmental Management," and "Collaborative Environmental Management and Public Participation." Chapters 3 and 4.
L13 Land Conservation and Sustainable Design Randolph. "Land Conservation for Working Landscapes, Open Space and Ecological Protection," and "Design with Nature for People: Sustainable, Livable, and Smart Land Use Development." Chapters 5 and 6.
L14 Growth Management Randolph. "Local Government Smart Growth Management," and "Regional, State and Federal Management of Environmentally Sensitive Lands." Chapters 7 and 8.
L15 Hazard Mitigation and Ecosystem Management Randolph. "Natural Hazard Mitigation," and "Ecosystem and Watershed Management." Chapters 9 and 10.
L16 Geospatial Data Randolph. "Environmental Geospatial Data and Geographic Information Systems," and "Soils, Topography and Land Use." Chapters 11 and 12.
L17 Stormwater Management and Runoff Pollution Randolph. "Land Use, Stream Flows and Runoff Pollution," and "Stormwater Management and Stream Restoration." Chapters 13 and 14.
L18 Landscape Ecology Randolph. "Land Use and Groundwater," and "Landscape Ecology, Urban Forestry and Wetlands." Chapters 15 and 16.
L19 Biodiversity and Integrated Assessment Randolph. "Land Use, Wildlife Habitats, and Biodiversity," and "Integration Methods for Environmental Land Analysis." Chapters 17 and 18.
L20 Game 4: Pablo-Burford  
Part IV: Synthesis and Preparation for Practice
L21-L22 EPG Faculty Presentation  
R3 Your Final Memo Amazon logo Booth, Wayne, et al. The Craft of Research. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN: 0226065685.
L23-L24 EPG Faculty Presentation (cont.)  
L25-L26 Final Memo Presentations and Discussion