Community Planning Minor


Land use and its impact on the quality of life has emerged as major policy issue in both New Hampshire and New England as a region as well as 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 social-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.

Required Courses

Group I: Theory and Practice of Planning (All or equivelant)

CEP 415          Community Development Perspectives

CEP 508          Applied Community Development

CEP 614          Fundamentals of Planning (prereq: EREC 411 or by permission)

Group II: Tools and Applications in Planning (choose one)

CEP 673          Green Real Estate

NR 724            Resolving Environmental Conflicts

NR 501            Studio Soils (prereq: CHEM 403 or ESCI 409)

NR 658            Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SOC 660          Urban Sociology

NR 504            Freshwater Resources

Group III: Resource Management Theory (choose one)

EREC 606        Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes (prereq: EREC 411)

EREC 627        Community Economics (prereq: EREC 411)

EREC 756        Rural and Regional Economic Development (prereq: intermediate economic theory or permission)

TOUR 767       Social Impact Assessment

NR 711          Wetland Ecology and Management (prereq: BIOL 541 or NR 703)


Credit hours required: 20


Questions? Contact:

Mary Adamo Friedman, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator for Community and Environmental Planning, Principal Lecturer
James Hall, Room G62
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933