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 issues.
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.
Comparative case studies of contemporary cities in the U.S. and a series of foreign countries both industrialized and developing will be covered. Special consideration will be given to energy consumption. (S, N)
Preview of Urban and Regional Planning
An overview of the comprehensive planning process designed for undergraduates 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)
Survey of Planning Information Systems
Introduces students to concepts and theory associated with desktop Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as related to urban and environmental planning. Lectures, class assignments and homework assignments are required.
Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form a network for non-motorized transportation. Oriented toward systems approach.
Students will be familiarized with concepts and theories about the following three major components: economics of the housing market, land development and home building process, and the growth of cities.
Defensible Space and CPTED in Urban Design
Explore the history, theory, application and possibilities associated with crime prevention planning; looks at theories and strategies fit into the planner's toolkit and how police, planning and other agencies interact in implementing them; focus on real world applications and visit sites that offer teaching and research opportunities.
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 6 credits.
Lecture, studio, seminar or current interest in urban planning. Topics vary by semester and range from geographic information systems to transportation planning.