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11.601 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning (MIT)

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This course focuses on national environmental and energy policy-making; environmental ethics; the techniques of environmental analysis; and strategies for collaborative environmental decision-making. The primary objective of the course is to help students formulate a personal theory of environmental planning practice. The course is taught comparatively, with constant references to examples from around the world. It is required of all graduate students pursuing an environmental policy and planning specialization in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. This course is the first subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. It reviews philosophical debates including growth vs. deep ecology, "command-and-control" vs. market-oriented approaches to regulatio

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environmental policy | environmental planning | environment | policy making | environmental ethics | ethics | environmental analysis | environmental impact assessment | sustainability analysis | energy planning | energy

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