Course Description :

Sustainability is the study of how we can interact with our environment in a way that: 1) does not deplete renewable resources in quantity or quality and, 2) maintains a high level of environmental stewardship, while balancing social and economic needs. Sustainable Land Development alters the use of a parcel of land into another use that is economically and socially beneficial while seeking to maintain the pre-development quality of environment.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Evaluate land development design strategies related to connectivity, density, & land use.
  • Investigate the impact of land use intensification on surface runoff patterns, air quality, and the environment.
  • Apply sustainable site selection criteria to support infill development and minimize environmental impacts.
  • Develop a conceptual design for a land development project using principles of sustainable design.
Course Prerequisite :
Senior Standing Required
Hours & Credits :
3H; 3C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring
Program Area :
Interdisciplinary Programs
Faculty :