What is Environmental and Community Planning at WVU like?
Environmental and Community Planning provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to help shape your community, region, the state and the world. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment, the built environment and human engagement with the environment.
Upon graduation, you’ll have expertise in both the analysis and the synthesis of the physical, social, political and economic issues that shape development.
The curriculum emphasizes project-based and place-based learning in an interdisciplinary environment. Participation with communities and individuals in envisioning their future is a key component of the planning process. This approach allows you to see how different environments and situations exist, operate and interact in real-life settings. You'll learn to make informed decisions related to alternative futures in community and environmental development and management.
At a Glance
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
School of Design and Community Development
Environmental and Community Planning
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Areas of Emphasis
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