Urban Environmental Policy
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3440
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban Environment
  • Environmental Studies
In recent years, cities have taken the lead in environmental policy innovation, developing plans, programs, and local laws to address climate change, water pollution, biodiversity, food system inequities and many other challenging problems. This course examines the evolution in urban environmental policymaking and the various methods by which issues are framed, become salient, turn into policies, and get implemented by municipalities. It examines the roles of different stakeholders, from local lawmakers to the businesses, activists, and ordinary individuals who form local environmental governance networks. We will learn about different policy tools and evaluate them through case studies and a course project that will involve the assessment of a NYC environmental policy proposal. This course is a survey of the field and will prepare students for more advanced courses in environmental policy analysis.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.