Planning of Environmentally Special Areas

Semester: 
Spring

Planning in Environmentally Special Regions- intro from Dr S Ghoneim

Course contents

                          Title

method

Week

Course objectives, contents, and grading system

Lecture

1

planning of the environmentally especial regions/areas

Lecture

2

students groups draw the Egyptian especial regions and determine the dominant factor which should lead the planning process

Studio

Individual Exercise: exploration of certain terms related to this course (one A3 page)

Project

Part 1 : Environmental Planning in Natural Hazard Areas

Climate change/ global warming : impacts, mitigation & adaptation

Lecture

3

overview the practical project & case studies

Studio

 project work : preparing base map of the study areas

Project

Individual Exercise: mitigation & adaptation of climate change - focus on one aspect ( one A3 page) .

Natural Hazards: types, characteristics, & effects.

Lecture

4

contour analysis

Studio

  project work : topographic analyses of the study area

Project

Natural Hazards : Risk Assessment

Lecture

5

short section : hazard prediction ( scenarios )

studio : students groups carry out a limited risk assessment

Studio

project work : risk assessment of two different natural hazards in the study area ( flooding, earthquake )

Project

Planning in natural hazard areas : shot term & long term plans

Lecture

6

students groups present & discuss the international exp.

Studio

study an international experience ( planning with natural hazards )

Project

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Title

 Method

Week

The Legal framework for planning in environmentally especial areas

Lecture

7

evaluation & discussion of student project work

( Risk assessment )

Studio

 ­  individual Exercise : critical discussion of the environmental laws in Egypt

Project

The Institutional framework of planning and development in environmentally especial areas

Lecture

8

students prepare the immediate action & recovery plans for an area facting a natural hazard . ( given urban area )

Studio

  ­  a project work :prepare the immediate action , recovery & long term plan for the study area under two different natural hazards .

Project

Midterm Exam & Submission of project 1 : Environmental planning in Hazard areas

9

poster show & discussions

part 2 : Environmental planning in environmentally sensitive / significant areas

Different aspects of sensitive / significant environment with introduction to the Ecosystem services

Lecture

10

students discuss different types of ecosystems and how to determine the boundaries & characteristics of the natural unit .

Studio

 ­ individual Exercise : the relationship between ecosystem services & natural , social , or economic value of the region ( one A3 page )

Ex.

Environmental sensitivity analysis as powerful technique for environmental planning

Lecture

11

students prepare layers of the environmental sensitivity in their case study

Studio

 A nalyses of ecosystem services in the study areas

Project

Environmental planning in protected areas

Lecture

12

 : students detect & classify main planning zone in an international planned preservation area

Studio

 ­ Analyses of environmental sensitivity in the study area

Project

 Final submission of project 2 : Environmental planning in Environmentally sensitive area