LA/UP 341 Fall 1999

Timetable, Readings, and Assignments

Note: A reader is available from Notes and Quotes in the Johnstowne Center at 5th and John Streets in Champaign.

August 25 -- Introduction
Brian Orland will be away - introductory material and first reading assignment will be issued

August 30 -- Human values and some other views of the environment 

Kellert, Stephen R., 1996. The Value of Life:  Biological Diversity and Human Society.  Washington, DC:  Island Press.  Chapters 1-3, pp3-63. 

Hanna, Susan, and Svein Jentoft, 1996.  Human Use of the Natural Environment:  An Overview of Social and Economic Dimensions.  In, S. Hanna, C. Folke, and K-G. Maler, eds., Rights to Nature.  Washington, DC:  Island Press.  pp36-55. 

September 1 -- Practical
Searching the library, the internet, the universe ... 

All guides for Practicals are on-line with Class Notes

September 6 -- Labor Day

September 8 -- Stewardship, our personal views 

Dwyer, John F., Herbert W. Schroeder, and Paul H. Gobster, 1994.  The Deep Significance of Urban Trees and Forests.  In, R. Platt, R. Rowntree and P. Muick, eds., The Ecological City, Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity.  Amherst, MA:  U. Massachusetts Press.  pp137-150. 

Ulrich, Roger S., 1993. Biophilia, Biophobia, and Natural Landscapes.  In, S.E. Kellert and Edward O. Wilson, eds., The Biophilia Hypothesis.  Washington, DC:  Island Press.  pp 73-137.

September 13 -- Practical
On-line forum, HTML.

September 15 -- Practical
More HTML, ftp, and publishing with Navigator 4.0.

September 20 -- Economic evaluation - simple stuff 

Hardin, Garrett, 1987. The tragedy of the commons, Chapter 3 In: G. Hardin (ed), Managing the Commons, W.H. Freeman: San Francisco. pp16-30. (Also Science 162, 1243-1248.) 

Price, Colin, 1988. Landscape Economics, London: Macmillan. Chapters 1, 2 and 3, pp 1-29. 

Helliwell, D.R., 1994. Expert judgement quantified. Landscape Research, 19(1), 7-9. 

September 22 -- Practical
Simple stuff with EXCEL. 

September 27 -- Social Welfare -- Cost-benefit analysis etc. 

McAllister, D.M., 1980. Evaluation in Environmental Planning. Cambridge, MA: MIT. Chapter 5, 67-83. 

Willis, Ken, 1994. Contingent valuation in a policy context. Landscape Research, 19(1), 17-20.

September 29 -- Practical
Contingent Valuation (CVM)
Travel Cost Modelling (TCM) 

October 4 -- More economic evaluation 

Walsh, Richard G., 1986. Recreation Economic Decisions. State College, PA: Venture. Chapter 8, 195-248. 

McAllister, D.M., 1980. Evaluation in Environmental Planning. Cambridge, MA: MIT. Chapter 7, 105-123. 

October 6 ---- Practical
Not so simple stuff with EXCEL -- Discounting.

October 11 -- Visual quality -- overview

Porteous, J. Douglas, 1996. Environmental Aesthetics:  Ideas, Politics, and Planning.  New York:  Routledge.  Introduction, pp3-41. Chapter 3, Experimentalists.  pp113-147. 

October 13 -- Practical
The beauty meter and its application.

October 18 -- Visual quality -- expert-based assessments and other views

Gobster, Paul H. and Richard E. Chenoweth, 1989. The Dimensions of Aesthetic Preference: a Quantitative Analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 17, 47-71. 

October 20 -- Practical
Visual Resource Management (VRM), Visual Impact (VIA), Visual Absorption Capability (VAC)

October 25 -- Landscape Suitability 

Steinitz, Carl, Paul Parker, and Laurie Jordan, 1986. Hand-drawn overlays: their history and prospective uses. Landscape Architecture 66(5) 444-455. 

Hopkins, Lewis D., 1987. Methods for Generating Land Suitability Maps: A Comparative Evaluation. AIP Journal, October 1987. 386-400. 

October 27 -- Practical
Overlay mapping, GIS

November 1 -- CITYgreen - Introduction

Readings to be determined

November 3 -- Practical
Using CITYgreen

November 8 -- Air and Water quality

Readings to be determined

November 10 -- Practical
More CITYgreen

November 15 -- Wildlife resources

Mighetto, Lisa, 1991. Wild Animals and American Environmental Ethics.  Tucson:  University of Arizona.  Chapter 6, Biocentrism, and Chapter 7, New Directions for Protection.  94-118.

November 17 -- Practical
Habitat analysis using CITYgreen

November 22 -- Practical

November 24
Thanksgiving break!

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

Freyfogle, E.T., 1993. Justice and the Earth. New York: The Free Press. Chapters 1 and 6. 1-17; 113-132. 

Goulet, Denis, 1990. Development Ethics and Ecological Wisdom, Chapter 2 in: J. Ronald Engel and Joan Gibb Engel (eds.) Ethics of Environment and Development.  Tucson:  University of Arizona.  36-49. 

Sterling, Stephen R., 1990. Towards an Ecological World View, Chapter 5 in: J. Ronald Engel and Joan Gibb Engel (eds.)  Ethics of Environment and Development.  Tucson:  University of Arizona.  77-86.

December 1 -- Practical
Work Day

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

To be determined

December 8 -- Practical
Work Day

December 13 --  Finals, no class

December 15
Final reports due by now 


Modified: 1 August 1999, Brian Orland