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Courses - Spring 2020
URSP
Urban Studies and Planning
URSP399I
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
URSP600
Research Design and Application
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Formerly: URSP602.
Techniques in urban research, policy analysis, and planning. Survey of descriptive and normative models. Objective and subjective measurements. Emphasis on assumptions of research.
URSP601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Recommended: An undergraduate-level statistics course; and familiarity with Microsoft Excel.
Formerly: URBS601.
Use of measurement, statistics, quantitative analysis, and micro-computers in urban studies and planning.
URSP604
The Planning Process
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: URSP604, URBS656, or URBS604.
Formerly: URBS604.
Legal framework for U.S. planning; approaches to the planning process; tools and technology; systems thinking; defining problems and issues; soliciting goals and values; developing and making good presentations; public participation; developing and evaluating alternatives and scenarios; plan evaluation; developing RFPs.
URSP606
Planning Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Restriction: Must not have completed URSP630.
Credit only granted for: URSP606, URBS606, or URBS630.
Formerly: URBS606.
Resource allocation in a market economy, the nature of market failures, and the justifications for public sector intervention. The limits and possibilities for planning in a market economy.
URSP631
(Perm Req)
Transportation and Land Use
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: URSP631 or URSP688L.
Formerly: URSP688L.
The interrelationship between transportation and land use. What are the impacts of various transportation modes on land use patterns, and how can land use solutions influence travel demand. The integration of transportation into master planning and site impact analysis. Using quantitative methods to understand the land use and transportation linkage.
URSP640
Growth Management and Environmental Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Topics associated with growth management, defined as policies and strategies by which governments attempted to control the amount, location, pace, pattern and quality of development within their jurisdictions.
URSP661
City and Regional Economic Development Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: URSP606 or URSP660.
Credit only granted for: URSP661, URBS440, or URBS661.
Formerly: URBS661.
Spatial patterns of employment and populations, and models of urban and regional growth and decline. Focus on application of economic theory and urban planning techniques to issues of local economic development and planning.
URSP673
Community Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Examines and identifies planning approaches and methods that can help communities - particularly low income communities - become stronger, more cohesive, and more capable of serving their interests. Examines urban poverty; urban politics; history, concepts and practice of community development; and community development approaches and methods.
URSP688A
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Community Resilience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
URSP688M
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
URSP688O
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; US Housing Policy & Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
URSP688Y
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Smart Cities and Urban Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Cross-listed with URSP688Y. Credit granted for URSP688Y or INST728G.
URSP709
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequistes: URSP600, URSP604, URSP605 or permission of the department.
URSP788
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Urban Studies and Planning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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URSP798
(Perm Req)
Readings in Urban Studies and Planning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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URSP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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URSP805
Seminar in Research Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Prerequisite: URSP804 and URSP810.
Addresses fundamental aspects of research desing for Ph.D students in urban planning and policy-related fields. Topics include principles of research design, formulating a feasible hypothesis and identifying appropriate methodology for testing hypotheses eg. qualitative methods, quantitative methods, survey research. Writing of proposals and dissertation. Publication, presentation, and funding.
URSP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
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URSP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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