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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEG 4720 - Sustainability in Mitigation Planning

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GEG 1100 and GEG 3610, ENV 4010 recommended

Description: This course studies the principles of community emergency planning and hazard mitigation to reduce the longterm risks and impact of natural hazards on local communities. It acknowledges that natural hazards such as floods, storms, and earthquakes cannot be prevented; their risks to life and property can be greatly reduced through advance mitigation planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risks of natural hazard vulnerability. It recognizes that natural-environmental hazards are inextricably intertwined with sustainable development. The course reviews how sustainable community development that improves social equity while minimizing environmental damage reduces the vulnerability of a community to natural disasters. The course provides the
required skills to design a strategic program to elaborate a hazard mitigation plan for local communities.

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