Overview of urban environmental designs, drawing upon natural and social science based evidence to guide solutions. Focus on innovative approaches that protect and restore ecological value, create sustainable spaces, and address ethical dilemmas arising from conflicting public perceptions of sustainability. Review of survey methods used to gather public opinion and participatory planning models that involve the public in solutions. Examination of national and international design examples. Emphasis will be on professional communication including visual and verbal formats. Instructor: Schauman. 1 unit.