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Urban and Regional Planning

College of Design, Construction and Planning


Zwick, P.D., Chair; Schneider, R.H., Graduate Coordinator; Bartley, E.; Bejleri, I.; Crider, L.; Larsen, K.; Latimer, S.; Nicholas, J.C.; Phillips, R.; Starnes, E.; Stein, J.M.; Steiner, R.

The department encourages students to enroll in our courses as a means to learn more about improving the quality of our man-made and natural environments. Urban Planning is concerned with social policy, transportation, housing, economic development, urban design, and land use issues.

URP 3001 Cities of the World.

Credits: 3.

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,I)

URP 4000 Preview of Urban and Regional Planning.

Credits: 3.

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)

URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems.

Credits: 3

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.

URP 4715 Bikeways Planning and Design.

Credits: 3

Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form a network for non-motorized transportation. Oriented toward systems approach.

URP 4905 Special Studies.

Credits: 1 to 3; max. 6

Lecture, studio, seminar or current interest in urban planning. Topics vary by semester and range from geographic information systems to transportation planning.

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