EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT
LA/UP 341 Fall 1999

Weekly class notes and
guidelines for practicals


Week 1 - August 30 -- Held values of environmental goods
Supplemental References
Practical 1--Searching the library and internet.

Week of September 6 -- Monday is Labor Day Holiday
Practical 2-- Creating web documents and a homepage.

Week 2 - September 13 -- Who are the stakeholders and what are their values?
Supplemental References
Practical 2 (continued)-- Creating web documents and a homepage.

Week 3 - September 20 -- Economic evaluation of land resources - I
Supplemental References
Practical 3-- A simple spreadsheet evaluation and using the EXCEL Internet Assistant
Link to those practicals

Week 4 - September 27 -- Economic evaluation of land resources - II - Cost-benefit
Practical 4-- A more comprehensive spreadsheet evaluation

Week 5 - October 4-- Economic evaluation of land resources - III - Indirect estimates of costs and benefits, TCE; Time, risk, uncertainty
Practical 5-- Discounting in cost-benefit analysis

Week 6 - October 11-- Visual quality -- overview
Practical 6-- The beauty meter and its application.

Week 7 - October 18-- Visual quality -- expert-based assessments and other views
Practical 7 -- Visual quality assessment
Practical 7 -- Site Pictures

Week 8 - October 25-- Landscape Suitability
Practical 7 continued

Week 9 - November 1-- Land resource sustainability
Practical 9-- CITYgreen - Introduction

Week 10 - November 8-- Wildlife resources
Practical 10-- Using CITYgreen


Week 11 - November 15-- Cultural and other values
Practical 11-- More CITYgreen
Practical 11 example-- Worked-out before and after, 0 and 30yrs growth for each

Link to current projects


Week 12 - November 22-- CITYGreen presentation
Thanksgiving


Week 13 - November 29-- Back to Values: Equity and Environmental Justice

Practical 12-- Final project assembly



Week 14 - December 6-- Envisioning the Future of Suburbia and the City

Practical 12-- Final project assembly continues


Modified: 18 October, 1999, Brian Orland
EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT