University of Northern British Columbia

Planning - Northern and Rural Community Planning

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Program Information

School:University of Northern British Columbia
Faculty:Faculty of Environmental Planning
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Description:The focus of this major is to promote an understanding of the complexity and diversity of environmental problems, to develop an appreciation of community change processes, and to provide planners with knowledge which will improve the quality of the built environment and reduce the impact of human activities on the natural world. The unique planning requirements of smaller communities and rural regions demand a grounding in both physical and social science methods and an understanding of the relationship between northern communities and surrounding rural resource regions. Environmental planning necessitates strategic thought and action combined with knowledge grounded in professional practice. The northern rural and community planning major combines concepts such as bioregionalism, sustainability, and landscape design within the context of physical land use planning, social planning and community economic development.

Northern and Rural Community Planning is the application of environmental planning principles and practices to the often unique social, economic, and ecological issues confronting northern and circumpolar communities in Canada and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere. Successfully addressing these issues requires an appreciation of how and why communities change, an understanding of relationships between northern communities and surrounding rural resource regions, an understanding of the place and function of northern communities and rural regions in the globabl environment, and a grounding in both physical and social science methods of research and analysis.
URL:Planning - Northern and Rural Community Planning at University of Northern British Columbia
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,111
Scholarships:4
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 04, 2016

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