Retired Senior Continuing Lecturer in ES Program


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Planning, Agricultural Land Preservation, Environmental Assessment, and Sustainable Communities

Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


  • M.P.A., University of Southern California
  • M.A., California State University, Northridge


Mr. Paul Wack holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California (1976) and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Geography from California State University, Northridge (1974). He has had a very distinguished career as an environmental planning professional in both the private and public sectors during the past twenty-three years. He has served in a variety of planning advisory roles for cities and counties throughout California, including the County of Ventura, the County of Santa Barbara, and the City of Santa Barbara. He is the former chair of the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission.


Wack, Paul. "The Purpose of Purpose Statements in Zoning Ordinances." Zoning News. March 2000. 1-4.

Wack, Paul, Stuart Meck, Michelle J. Zimet. "Chapter 14 Zoning and subdivision regulations." The Practice of Local Government Planning. Third edition. 2000. Washington, DC. International City/County Management Association. 343-374.


ES 135A: Environmental Planning
ES 135B: Advanced Environmental Planning
ES 183: Film and the Environment