Northwest Urban Environmental Planning & Tribal Sovereignty
T URB 490, Special Topics in Urban Studies
Tuesday / Thursday
Classroom: JOY 211
5 credits (I&S, fulfils W requirement)
University of Washington Tacoma Campus
*Hybrid: 4 Thursday classes held online; 4 Thursday classes for site visits.
Learn about the connections between waterway protection, tribal sovereignty, and sustainable urban development. Collaborative planning for shoreline resources is an important area of urban environmental management, in the Puget Sound region and around the world. Local tribes have been national leaders on these issues, influencing urban planning and co-management regimes throughout the United States.
· Visit local sites with worldwide significance for indigenous rights and urban environmental restoration
· Explore the role between legal standing, property rights, and urban spatial development – land and water
· Read about and discuss local innovations in urban land and resource management
· Develop your own written essays, using published research, online exercises, and in-class workshops
Dr. Anne Taufen Wessells is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies, and teaches in the Sustainable Urban Development (BA) and Community Planning (MA) degree programs. She studies collaborative governance and spatial planning, with a focus on urban waterfronts and environmental justice.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-692-5880.