Module Details

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Title ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF POLICIES, PLANS, PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS
Code ENVS529
Coordinator Professor TB Fischer
Geography and Planning
Fischer@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To introduce environmental assessment theory and practice;

To teach relevant assessment methods and techniques;

To make students appreciate the complex nature of environmental assessment.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) 1. Advanced understanding of why and how EIA and SEA are important to further an environmentally sustainable development and influence policy/practice;

(LO2) 2. Advanced understanding of SEA and EIA requirements and practices;

(LO3) 3. Advanced understanding of how to collect, analyse and report environmental information and data in SEA and EIA;

(LO4) 4. Be confident in analysing environmental problems effectively and choosing suitable assessment tools, methods and techniques;

(LO5) 5. Be confident in communicating effectively in (and on) SEA and EIA processes.

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) International awareness


Syllabus

 

Week One Introduction to Module What are environmental planning and management methods? Environmental Management and sustainable development management;

Week Two Scientific and procedural approaches to sustainable development strategies;

Week Three Practical examples for sustainable development strategies: Scientific approaches and Local Agenda 21s / community strategies;

Week Four Processes for supporting sustainable development in transport and spatial / land use policy, plan, programme and project making;

Week Five Introducing strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA), part 1 (benefits and procedural aspects);

Week Six Introducing strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA), part 2 (methods and techniques);

Week Seven Reading week;

Week Eight Practical Exercise on the review of environmental statements/appraisals;

Week Nine Developing a new approach: Sus tainability / integrated appraisal;

Week Ten: Integrated appraisal;

Week Eleven: guest lecture

Week Twelve: guest lecture/Course Conclusion


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Recorded Lectures
Description:
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorials
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

  12

      36
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Online exam covering the content of the module. There is a resit opportunity.  90 minutes    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :First  2,500 word essay    50       

Recommended Texts

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