Master of Urban Planning (MUP) - Environmental Planning
University of Washington, Seattle
The specialization in Environmental Planning addresses the interactions between urban systems and natural processes. It emphasizes the design and management of urban development patterns that minimize environmental impacts, reduce risks from natural hazards, and improve the quality of life of human populations. The specialization provides the theoretical, methodological, and legal background necessary for planners to play an effective role in integrating scientific knowledge of environmental systems into environmental decision-making and planning.