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Courses - Fall 2024
URSP
Urban Studies and Planning
Open Seats as of
07/17/2024 at 10:30 PM
URSP250
The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challanges
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
An exploration, through an interdisciplinary approach, of a number of issues related to making cities more sustainable in terms of environmental protection, economic opportunity, and social justice. The course assist students to develop skills in critical analysis and systems thinking and to use those skills in analyzing sustainability related problems and potential solutions, and to expand students' understanding of the political implications of crafting and moving towards a sustainable urban future.
URSP601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
Restriction: Must be in the URSP program.
URSP603
(Perm Req)
Land Use Planning: Concepts and Techniques
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: URSP603, URBS680, or URBS603.
Formerly: URBS603.
Land use concepts and definitions: legal context for planning; markets and planning; planning for housing; community services, employment, utilities, and transportation; zoning; subdivision regulations; growth management; plan implementation.
URSP605
(Perm Req)
Planning History and Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Examination of key, selected major events and issues in U.S. planning history and the development of the [planning profession; exploration of major themes in planning theory and practical applications of them; and analysis of the relationship of history and theory.
URSP606
(Perm Req)
Planning Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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.
URSP668A
(Perm Req)
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Megacities in the World: Growth, Politics, and Planning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
URSP688I
(Perm Req)
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; The Comprehensive Plan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
URSP688L
(Perm Req)
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Planning Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to technologies that are vital for contemporary planners. Whether planners work at the local, state, or federal level, for-profit or non-profit, urban or rural, or with targeted neighborhoods or regional entities, the necessity for planners to, at a minimum, understand technologies is paramount. These technologies are used to plan, develop, manage, and analyze geographic areas and their respective populations. Given the past, present, and assuredly future ubiquity of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this course's major focus will be on developing analytical and visual GIS skills. Parallel to acquiring initial GIS skills using the most current and widespread software platforms for GIS, students will employ real-life 'hands-on' experience alongside instruction for analysis and visualization both in the static/desktop environments as well as in more dynamic/web environments.
URSP688X
(Perm Req)
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Planning, Policy, and Public Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
URSP688Z
(Perm Req)
Recent Developments in Urban Studies; Planning & Design in the Multicultural Metropolis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course explores theoretical, ethical, and practical questions abouttoday's multicultural metropolis. It addresses trends racial and ethnic inequality and draws on theories of justice, multicultural and intercultural planning, and the politics of difference to explore opportunities for change. It examines planners' roles in dealing with conflicting and competing uses and users, fostering spaces that meet theneeds of different groups, and promoting social and economic equity through the design of the built environment and urban policy.
URSP708
(Perm Req)
URSP709
(Perm Req)
URSP788
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Urban Studies and Planning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
URSP798
(Perm Req)
Readings in Urban Studies and Planning
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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URSP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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URSP804
Advanced Planning Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Relations between theory and practice in planning. Ways of developing and using knowledge in collective action. Challenges to organizing for planning, finding knowledge useful for planning and balancing social attachments with free inquiry.
URSP810
Contemporary Metropolitan Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Urban and Regional Planning and Design (Doctoral) program.
Introduces Ph.D. students to current metropolitan issues. Focus is on the historical development of the issue, problem definition, methodological approaches to its study, methodological dilemmas, and the ways that different conclusions are translated into policy. Topics vary from semester to semester but include such topics as the spatial mismatch hpothesis, the impact of urban design and form on travel behavior, the impact of technology on urban form, the justification for historic preservation, and sustainable development.
URSP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
URSP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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