II. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
D. Provincial-level institutions and governance for integration of environmental considerations and development
A Master's degree course in environmental planning and management was started in 1989 at the University of Peshawar with the help of the Ministry of Environment. The objective of the course was to produce locally-trained personnel in the field of environmental planning and management in order to meet the needs of various existing organizations. A number of graduates in the field have been produced who are now contributing either through various national and international organizations and NGOs or as private consultant in the field of environment planning and development. In 1993, the university started a post-graduate professional degree programme for engineers, architects, sociologists, economists, geographers and other related disciplines in the field of urban and regional planning in collaboration with Nottingham University of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and funded by the Overseas Development Agency of the United Kingdom. The faculty is staffed by personnel who are qualified in the fields of environmental planning, environmental assessment, disaster planning, housing, urban and regional planning, traffic planning, community development planning, the geographical information system and remote sensing, and other related subjects.