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.
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)
110T. Topics in Urban Planning Techniques (1-3; max total 6)
Selected topics such as analytical techniques; means for management of urban development, including transportation, public facilities, and activities in the private sector; public policy concerning issues of local and regional significance.
140. Planning for Energy Conservation (3)
Language. concepts, issues and planning policy impact of current and proposed energy conservation measures in living, working and recreational environments.
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.
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 Urban Design (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Examination of urban design theory and principles, with attention to design philosophy and the underlying concepts that include man-environment relations, design communications, the design process; implementation techniques; case studies. (Lab fee, $15)
203A-B. Practicum in Community Planning (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (A) Studio and field project design and implementation methods; supervised projects. (B) Application of theories and principles to a team project. (Lab fee, $15)
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.
212T. Seminar Topics in Urban and Regional Development (3; max total 9)
Prerequisite: C R P 200. Selected topics in the application of public policy to the solution of urban and regional problems, including the renewal of blighted areas, the conservation and preservation of historic areas, the development and financing of new communities.
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.
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.
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.
236. Seminar in Environmental Impact Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Environmental impact assessment as a procedure to protect and enhance the quality of the environment; the legal framework; content and preparation of the EIS /EIR; long-range planning for environmental protection; 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.
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)
250. Seminar in Transportation Planning (3)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. A systems view of transportation; alternative modes; interrelationships with urban structure; models; policy implications.
260T. Seminar: Topics in Urban Development Process
(1-3; max total 9)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Selected topics such as theory of regional and urban spatial organization; theory of modeling and gaming simulation; application of modeling and simulation techniques to the urban development process; case studies, supervised projects.
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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