ENV 971b () / 2020-2021

Land Use Clinic

Credits: 3

Spring 2021: Time and location TBA

This clinic explores a variety of specific community land use topics of current concern and relevance to the field, to the curriculum, and to society. Potential project topics include renewable energy, natural resources, rural-based land uses, the intersection of water and land management, agriculture, climate adaptation, and sustainable urban planning. Students work with the instructor to develop papers, research memorandums, presentations, and publications on a selected topic for a client. The average project requires 10–12 hours of work outside of class per week. The instructor and guest speakers lecture on specific skills and topics related to student projects during a weekly class meeting. Students select from a project list or meet with the instructor to design a relevant project at the beginning of the term. Attendance at the first class is mandatory to learn about project options. A part of the course is a one-week field trip during spring break. Enrollment limited to ten, with priority given to ENV students. Due to high demand, the course requires a short application. Students are selected during the fall term.