Urban and Regional Planning (U R P)
100. Introduction to Community Planning (3)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Introduction to and critical analysis of theory and practice of community planning; traditional and alternative roles of planning in contemporary society; perspectives on community problems; evaluation of con cepts, literature, and history.
101. Urban and Regional Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Review of mathematical processes, including algebra, and basic statistics; introduction to regression analysis. probabilities, gaming and simulation, and other methods of systems analysis; application of techniques to urban and broad area data.
102. History of Urban Development Form (3)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Historical survey of urban development; the evolution of urban form, and civic design; case studies.
103. Introduction to Urban Design (3)
Suggested for graduate students emphasizing design. Prerequisite: junior standing. Introduction to physical design and environmental communication. Urban design principles and application; formulation of design programs and solutions; supervised studio projects. (Two 3-hour studios)
118T. Topics in Public Policy (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Study and development of interagency and intergovernmental policy concerning contemporary issues of local and regional significance.
140. Urban Design Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: junior standing, URP 103, or permission of instructor. Empirical study of urban design, urban pattern analysis, environmental perception, and the underlying concepts affecting design philosophy, design communications and design process.
149T. Topics in Environmental Design (3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Selected topics on factors that influence environmental design problems, including environmental crisis areas and impact of public policies; design framework formulation and problem solving needed to achieve a quality environment.
161T. Topics in Planning Research Methods (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisite: junior standing. Application of simulation and mathematical methods of research and analysis to urban and regional planning problems.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max total see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
191. Directed Readings (1-3; max total 6)
Supervised readings in a selected field related to city and regional planning.
(See Course Numbering System.)
Urban and Regional Planning (C R P)
109GT. Presentation Techniques in Urban and Regional Planning (1; max total 3)
Concurrent enrollment in C R P 200 series courses. Topics in techniques and practice of oral, narrative, and graphic presentation as related to city and regional planning. (One 2-hour lab))
200. Seminar in Planning Theory and Process (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Pursuit and analysis of the essence of planning, study of traditional and contemporary theories of community development, the planning process.
201A-B. Seminar in Planning Research (3-3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (A) Planning research methodology and technique including scientific method, statistical analysis of data sampling, regression analysis; application of computer technology; sources of data. (B) Application of research methodology and technique to planning problems; special emphasis on the formulation of research designs.
202. Seminar in Design Theory (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Examination of urban design theory with attention to design philosophy and the underlying concepts that include man-environment relations, contemporary global impact upon design, design communications, the design process; case studies that range from the micro to macro arenas.
203. Practicum in Community Planning (6)
Prerequisite: U R P 200, 202, permission of instructor. Supervised studio and field projects in community design, the planning process, and research studies; application of principles and theories in preparation and analysis of conceptual and comprehensive plans and studies.
204. Seminar in the Elements of Community Structure (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Analysis of the characteristics and interrelationships between selected elements of the physical structure of the community including land use, transportation, housing, and public facilities.
205. Seminar in Community Dynamics (3)
Prerequisite: U R P 200. Critical and constructive examination of key concepts and conceptual roots implicit and explicit to contemporary theories of community dynamics and development program policy.
212. Seminar in Urban Renewal (3)
Prerequisite: U R P 200, 201A, 202, or permission of instructor. The growth, development and application of urban renewal as a concept and as a mans to solution of the physical, social, and economic deterioration of urban areas; federal, state, and local agency interrelationships; political constraints.
215. Seminar in Land Development Controls (3)
Prerequisite: C R P 200. The application of the police power zoning, subdivision regulations, and other techniques used to implement land development plans and policies; historical and contemporary case studies.
218T. Topics in Public Policy Study (3; max total 12)
Prerequisite: U R P 200, 205. Topics in the analysis and development of concepts, structures, and dynamics implicit and explicit to the formation, implementation, and evaluation of governmental policy-making impacts on the community and region. New towns, antipoverty, systems analysis, federalism, and intergovernmental relations.
219T. Seminar: Topics in Urban Theory and Public Policy (1-4; max
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Selected topics such as forces affecting urban development; means for guiding development; innovative development approaches; structure of the city and region; formulation, implementation, and evaluation of governmental policy making.
220. Seminar: Planning for Housing (3)
Prerequisite: C R P 200. Housing problems in America; the role of local, state, and federal government and private enterprise; planning for adequate housing, carrying out policies and programs.
230. Seminar in Planning for the Region (3)
Prerequisite: C R P 200. Regional planning approaches and methods; goal and policy implications of resource development, utilization and conservation; strategies for planning; case studies.
232. Seminar in Planning for the Natural Resources (3)
Prerequisite: C R P 200, 201A, or permission of instructor. Planning with the natural environment to produce maximum benefits to society; techniques of soil, air, water, vegetative, and associated resource management; case studies and field projects.
235. Seminar in Environmental Law (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Contemporary environmental problems and programs; the interrelationship and impact of laws that affect and regulate the environment and its quality; case studies.
239T. Seminar in Regional and Environmental Planning (1-4; max total 12)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Selected topics in regional and environmental planning, including land, air, and water resources; consideration of federal, state, and local environmental laws and policies; case studies.
240. Seminar in Urban Design (4)
Prerequisite: U R P 202. Advanced and empirical study of urban design, environmental perception, and the person-environment relationship, case studies; supervised individual and group projects in the field and laboratory.
249T. Topics in Environmental Design (1-3; max total 9)
Prerequisite: C R P 202. Selected topics such as man-environment relations; site planning; the development of community form; physiographic and cultural influences on urban design; problems in policy making, implementation and controls; cognitive mapping; design of prototypical environments. (2 hours studio weekly per unit)
259T. Seminar: Topics in Public Services and Resource Management (1-4;
max total 12)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Public facilities and services planning including transportation; physical planning and programming aspects of water supply, liquid and solid waste management systems, and education facilities; development of goals, policies, and plans for open space, parks, recreation facilities, and resource management.
260. Seminar in Theory of Urban Development Process (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theory of regional and urban spatial organization; economic, size, distance, political, and social theories of urban development; theory of modeling and gaming simulation.
261. Seminar in Development Process Simulation (3)
Prerequisite: U R P 201A, 260. Application of gaming and mathematical simulation techniques to the urban development process; research assignments, case studies, supervised projects.
279T. Seminar: Topics in the Social Aspects of Planning (1-3; max
Prerequisite: U R P 200. Selected topics such as Patterns of response to social change and their implications for planning policy; the advocacy role in planning; social accounting systems for plan evaluation.
280T. Professional Planning Practice (2-4; max total 7)
Maximum total 7 units applicable toward the degree, provided that units in excess of 4 must be earned in topics taken concurrently with related elective seminar. Prerequisite: C R P 200, 201A, 203A. Individually supervised professional practice: preparation and implementation of comprehensive urban, regional, or special purpose plans; study of interrelationships and roles of government, public agencies, and private enterprise. Approved for SP grading.
281T. Seminar in Planning Practice (1; max total 3)
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in C R P 280T, permission of instructor. Seminar to explore characteristics and problems of professional planning practice; written evaluations of work experience.
282T. Field Study of Selected Planning Topics (1-6; max total 12 if
no topic repeated)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Field study of urban and regional phenomena in relation to urbanization, urban systems, housing, and resource development.
290. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
291. Directed Readings in Urban and Regional Planning (1-3; max total 6)
Supervised independent reading in a selected topic related to urban and regional planning.
299. Thesis (2-6; max total 6)
Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree.
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