Community Planning Minor

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Community Planning Minor

Program Overview

Land use and its impact on the quality of life has emerged as a major policy issue locally, nationally, and globally. Planning is a multidisciplinary profession that requires professionals who understand both social and natural systems and have command of professional tools required to guide the selection and implementation of alternative approaches compatible with long-term environmental and socio-economic objectives. Students may supplement their major and Discovery Program requirements with specific courses that will enhance their ability to find employment that requires knowledge of planning concepts and tools used in the formulation and implementation of effective land and resource planning by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private business firms. 


Mary Adamo Friedman

Program Coordinator for Community and Environmental Planning
Principal Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-4456
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G62, Durham, NH 03824
Natural Resources and the Environment
114 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-1022

Curriculum & Requirements

Required: 20 hours of credit

Group I: Theory and Practice of Planning
CEP 415Community Development Perspectives4
CEP 508Applied Community Development4
CEP 614Fundamentals of Planning4
Group II: Tools and Applications in Planning
Select one of the following:4
CEP 673
Green Real Estate
NR 724
Resolving Environmental Conflicts
NR 501
Studio Soils
NR 658
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
SOC #660
Urban Sociology
NR 504
Freshwater Resources
Group III: Resource Management Theory
Select one of the following:4
EREC 606
Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes
EREC 627
Community Economics
EREC 756
Rural and Regional Economic Development
TOUR 767
Social Impact Assessment
NR 711
Wetland Ecology and Management
Total Credits20

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