University of the Philippines Los Baños

The Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning aims to be a leading institution that provides high quality education, research, and public service in human settlements planning towards sustainable development. This vision is realized by educating environmental planning professional with holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives, generating knowledge in situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans and by providing technical assistance to various institutions.

Some of the courses offered in the department are:

  • Humans and Their Environment
  • Fundamentals of Human Settlements
  • Human Ecological Perspectives in Development
  • Material and Energy Flows
  • Land Use Planning for Human Settlements
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Economics
  • Geomatics in Human Ecological Studies: Practical Application to Settlements Planning
  • Research Methods in Human Ecology
  • Environmental Health
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Project Planning and Administration
  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Planning Tools and Techniques
  • Casework-based Planning Exercise
  • Supervised Field Experience

These courses are taught by a set of diverse faculty members specializing in the following fields:

  • Human Settlements Planning
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Agriculture & Development
  • Heritage Conservation Studies
  • Agricultural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Project Evaluation and Implementation
  • Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Planning
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Geodesy
  • International Cooperation and Urban Development
  • Environmental Engineering