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Requirement Designation:
Upper Division Communication/Writing
Focuses on the ways in which ordinary people can become involved in creating physical environments (such as neighborhoods, new housing, work-places, schools, parks, playgrounds, and other institutional settings and public spaces) that are responsive to the needs of users (individuals, families, communities); how communities can deal with environmental hazards and crime and disorder; the roles of environmental impact statements, zoning laws and master plans, neighborhood organizations and resources; and ways of collaborating with designers and buildings. The main focus will be on practical intervention strategies (working with urban planners and architects, policy-makers, and community organizers and leaders).