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Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Phone: (208) 364-4595

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: jvos@uidaho.edu

Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Physical Address:

322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4595

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: jvos@uidaho.edu

Core Curriculum

Our students embed themselves in the local planning capacity of communities statewide, providing instant access to valuable professional skills—and the opportunity to make a difference.


The core curriculum is designed to provide full-time students with a specific focus each semester. As a full-time student, you would typically take 12 credits, supplementing the required courses below with electives that fit your specific needs and interests.

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YEAR 1

FALL

The Bioregional Approach

BIOP 504 Sustainable Communities

Fully online, 3 credits
Global perspective, globalization, sustainable development approaches in the world compared to approach in the US and planning

BIOP 520 Introduction to Bioregional Planning

Virtual meetings, 3 credits
Difference between planning and bioregional planning. Methodological and theoretical challenges of bioregionalism

SPRING

Creating the Community Narrative

BIOP 522 Bioregional Planning Methods

Fully online
Application of bioregional planning concepts to gathering data. Data reliability, focus on quantitative data.

BIOP 560 Bioregional Planning Studio I

Virtual meetings and community visit, 4 credits
Collect data and create a bioregional atlas of a community determine defining attributes

YEAR 2

FALL

From Narrrative to Action

BIOP 521 Local and Regional Comprehensive Planning

Fully online, 3 credits
Main regular land planning tools, regulations and legal context

BIOP 561 Bioregional Planning Studio II

Virtual meetings and community visits, 4 credits
Develop a plan for action based on a bioregional atlas

SPRING

Reflection & Preparation

BIOP 530 Public Planning Theory and Process

Fully online, 3 credits
Critical reflection on the role of planners in connecting people and places.

BIOP 598 Internship

3-6 credits
Exposure to professional practice


* One new class will be released each semester until the full graduate degree program is available online in 2018.

Contact Us

Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Phone: (208) 364-4595

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: jvos@uidaho.edu

Bioregional Planning & Community Design

Physical Address:

322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4595

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: jvos@uidaho.edu