The department encourages enrollment to learn more about improving the quality of man-made and natural environments. Urban planning is concerned with social policy, transportation, housing, economic development, urban design and land use.
Overview of Historic Preservation
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
Overview of historic preservation and its relationship to historic communities. The course covers terminology, theory, legal, design, social issues and community assessments.
Comparative case studies of contemporary cities in the U.S. and a series of foreign countries, both industrialized and developing. Special consideration will be given to energy consumption. (S and N)
Preview of Urban and Regional Planning
An overview of the comprehensive planning process or students who may be considering a career in urban and regional planning or who may be pursuing studies where some knowledge of the planning process is desirable. (H)
Survey of Planning Information Systems
Introduces students to concepts and theories associated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as related to urban and environmental planning. Lectures, class assignments and homework assignments are required.
Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form a network for non-motorized transportation. Oriented toward systems approach.
Concepts and theories about the economics of the housing market, land development and home building process, and the growth of cities.
Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
Explore the history, theory, application and possibilities associated with crime prevention planning. Course investigates theories and strategies in the planner's toolkit and how police, planning and other agencies interact to implement them. The course focuses on real-world applications and students will visit sites that offer teaching and research opportunities.
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
Variable topics course of lecture, studio and seminar athat explores current issues in urban planning, from geographic information systems to transportation planning.
Credits: 3; Prereq: URP 3001 or URP 4000.
The course provides an opportunity to work directly with a community service agency. Public sector agencies, such as a city or county office and non-profit organizations, qualify as community service agencies. In lieu of meeting in a classroom, students will be placed in a community service agency and will work as volunteers for a minimum of 60 hours during the academic semester.