Tasks, Products and Due Dates:  Environmental Corridor Project

Sustainable Communities

CRP/Env S 484/584

Professor Clapp

 

The Environmental Corridor project as presented in the syllabus and the schedule of classes is an iterative process with four main elements:  defining a specific aspect of the environmental corridor project, describing the area, conducting an analysis for the client, and presenting the elements and the conclusions to be drawn from your description and analysis.  The client for the product may be the Highway 20 Association specifically, or it may be the communities of Sac and Calhoun Counties.

 

The client should receive your best advice as a professional.  This is not necessarily the same as what the client wants, although it may be.

 

Four Stages, with Two In-Class Reviews:

-         general group agreement on direction

-         description of communities/area/region                                     due Feb 13

-         identify key issues, develop specific project ideas

-         analysis:  goals of analysis, choice of method, do analysis        

-         presentation of elements:  idea, description, analysis, conclusions          due Apr 1/3

 

Final Product from Each Group:  Presentation and Report (Document)

 

Presentation (evaluated Apr 15/17 and 29/1): 

-         15 minute group presentation that covers the main elements of the project

-         key issues, important descriptive elements, analysis and conclusions

-         format: 

o       visuals to accompany presentation approximately 6 overheads or slides

o       present elements on 3 large boards for portability and walk-by communication in final review

 

Report (due at client presentations, have draft by April 1, complete by April 17):

  1. executive summary
  2. introduction:  state main project idea, relate to idea of environmental corridor and its constituents, describe analytical approach, state conclusions
  3. background:  environmental corridor concept, sustainability goals (whose), and description of current situation
  4. key issue:  describe problem on which you will focus your analysis
  5. analysis:  what you do and why, description of your approach and its good points and shortcomings, brief description of other ways to analyze that you did not choose and why, way that your choice of analysis method affects your results, and document your analysis
  6. results:  what your analysis shows
  7. conclusions:  relate your analysis to larger context