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Community Planning (CPL)

Chairperson: Professor Green (Landscape Architecture)

202 (or GEG 202) Introductory Urban Geography: Understanding Cities (3)

Introduction to urbanization processes, primarily in North America; national settlement systems; intra urban form; migration, racial, ethnic, gender, and class segregation; urban economics; environmental issues; planning and governance; urban applications of GIS. (Lec. 3/Online) (S) [D]

300 (or NRS 300) Introduction to Global Issues in Sustainable Development (3)

Role of the United States in development assistance to foreign nations. Topics include foreign aid, sustainable development, transfer of technology, and international career opportunities. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

391, 392 Directed Study in Community Planning (1-3)

Independent work in planning for individual students or groups. (Independent Study) Pre: 410 and permission of instructor.

397 Field Work in Community Planning (1-3)

Student works as a part time intern in a planning agency under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Fieldwork must be pre-arranged with agency and instructor. (Practicum) Pre: 410 and permission of instructor.

410 Fundamentals of Community Planning Practice (3)

Survey of the planning profession and its different functional areas: land use, environment, urban design, transportation, housing, economic development, and growth management. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior, senior, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

434 (or LAR 434) Introduction to Environmental Law (3)

Surveys issues arising out of laws designed to protect the environment and manage resources: right to a decent environment, government regulation versus private property rights, citizen participation in planning environmental controls. (Lec. 3) Pre: sophomore standing (45 credits completed) and above.

450 Urban Design (3)

Concepts of contemporary urban landscapes, ranging from entire cities to specific building sites. Includes private development, public spaces, transportation systems, aesthetics and sprawl. Emphasis on urban design processes and standards. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior, senior, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

475 (or GEG 475) The Revolutionary City: Cuba (3)

Taught in Cuba, summer session. Theory and practice of Cuban urbanization. Cities in the revolutionary relationship between city and country, morphology of Cuban cities, residential differation, housing, community activism, and Cuban urban policy. Field trips to Cuban cities (Lec. 3) Pre: permission of instructor. Application required. Not for graduate credit.

483 Land Development (3)

Study of land development including land acquisition, development and project effectiveness. Techniques focus on land suitability and project viability, as well as environmental considerations. Focus on coastal development. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior, senior, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

485 Environmental Planning (3)

Theories, methodologies, and substantive concerns of environmental resource analysis with attention given to coastal environmental issues. Focus on land, soils, watersheds, water quality, vegetation, air quality, wildlife, noise pollution. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior, senior, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

487 (or NRS 487) International Development Internship (1-6)

Supervised participation in programs related to sustainable international development. Minimum 35 hours of internship per credit. (Practicum) Pre: 300 and/or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit. S/U only.

495 (or NRS 496) International Development Seminar (3)

Seminar in sustainable international development for advanced-level students interested in international development. (Seminar) Pre: 300 and/or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

498 Community Planning Seminar (3)

Seminar in community planning from an interdisciplinary perspective. (Seminar) Pre: 210 or 410 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

501 Introduction to Community Planning Practice (3)

The development of community planning in the United States, history of governmental planning and evaluation of the planning profession, and the elements of planning practice. (Lec. 3)

510 Community Planning and Political and Social Change (3)

Introduction to systems and central theories of determinants for social and planned change in urban and urbanizing communities. Focus on methodologies for political and social assessments. (Seminar) Pre: 523 or permission of instructor.

516 Seminar on the Urban Waterfront

See Marine Affairs 516.

522 Planning Law (3)

General review and discussion of legal principles and thought concerned with property rights, political power, and the legal aspects pertinent to the planning and development of public and private activities. (Lec. 3) Pre: second-year graduate standing or permission of instructor.

523 Planning Theory (3)

Critical survey of planning theories and contemporary planning concepts. Values, assumptions, and processes of various planning paradigms as related to decisions in community planning. Specific emphasis on values and ethics in planning theory. (Seminar) Service learning.

525 Introduction to Planning Methods (4)

Application of basic quantitative methods in planning: collection, analysis, and presentation of demographic, housing, and economic data. Introductory survey techniques. Introduction to computer applications in planning. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: one course in statistics or permission of instructor.

526 Techniques and Methodologies of Planning Research (4)

Elementary social science research methods. Introduction to methodological approaches, research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection, and computerized data analysis in community planning and related urban social science. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: 525.

536 International Comparisons in Urban and Regional Planning (3)

Urban and regional development issues and policies in advanced and developing countries. Emphasis on population growth, urbanization, and spatial development. (Seminar) In alternate years.

537 (or EEC 532) Land Resources Economics (3)

The study of economic relationships of human and scarce natural and human-made resources. Supply and demand, rent theory, resources conservation, and the impact of public policy and law. (Lec. 3)

538 Site Planning (3)

Site analysis, planning and design processes. Principles and techniques addressing residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. Presents techniques to review site plans and evaluate post-development impacts. Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

539 Environmental Law (3)

Analysis of specific environmental issues and policies including facility siting, land use and constitutional issues, comprehensive planning, public trust doctrine, concurrence, and state impact assessments. Independent research and presentation required. (Lec. 3)

546 (or CVE 546) Urban and Rural Transportation (3)

Issues confronting planning for urban and rural transportation systems; the variety of policies that governments pursue in addressing issues and problems; technical and political constraints, transportation studies, and demand analysis techniques. (Lec. 3) Pre: 410 or 501 or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

549 Seminar in Ecological Planning (3)

Advanced seminar in ecological planning. Topics include hazardous waste, power plant siting, major transportation facilities, solid waste, aquifer protection, among others. Particular emphasis on wetlands and marine and coastal settings. (Seminar) Pre: 511 or permission of instructor.

591, 592 Special Problems in Planning (1-6 each)

Individual investigation of special problems in planning. (Independent Study)

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