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  • Urban and Regional Planning
    College of Design, Construction and Planning

    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.

    DCP 4000 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.
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    URP 3001 Cities of the World
    Credits: 3.
    Comparative case studies of contemporary cities in the U.S. and a series of foreign countries, both industrialized and developing. Special consideration is given to energy consumption. (S and N)
    URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    URP 4230 3D Modeling, Visualization, and Simulation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: DCP 2002 or instructor permission.
    Introduces a variety of methods and techniques to interactively model and visualize physical urban environments in two, three, and four dimensions through a hands-on approach using computer software.
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces concepts and theories associated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as related to urban and environmental planning. Lectures, class assignments and homework assignments are required.
    URP 4640 Sustainable Urbanism in Europe
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
    Explores the diverse urban places that make up modern Europe, its historic development since the pre-industrial city, challenges and accomplishments of urbanization in Europe in recent decades and current accomplishments in achieving sustainable development.
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    URP 4715 Bikeways Planning and Design
    Credits: 3.
    Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form a network for non-motorized transportation. Oriented toward systems approach.
    URP 4740 Housing and Urban Development
    Credits: 3.
    Concepts and theories about the economics of the housing market, land development and home building process, and the growth of cities.
    URP 4882 Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    URP 4905 Special Studies
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Variable topics course of lecture, studio and seminar that explores current issues in urban planning, from geographic information systems to transportation planning.
    URP 4942 Community Service
    Credits: 3; Prereq: URP 3001 or URP 4000.
    Provides an opportunity to work directly with a community service agency. Public sector agencies, such as a city or county office and nonprofit 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.
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