Formerly numbered PLAN 755
This course provides a graduate-level introduction to natural hazards risk management planning, including climate change-induced hazards. Specific areas of study include the practice of planning and its application to hazard mitigation and disaster recovery. Emphasis is also placed on the connectivity between planning for natural hazards and disasters and climate change adaptation, emphasizing the principles of sustainability and disaster resilience. While the course is grounded in planning principles and practice, and involves the evaluation of plans, it is not limited to planning students. Rather, the course is intended for students that seek to gain a better understanding of how planning plays an important role in the larger issue of natural hazards risk management, including our ability to adapt to a changing climate and create more sustainable, disaster resilient communities.