URB 310: Urbanization (3 crs.)
Processes and outcomes of urbanization. Origin and growth of cities; urban systems, urban development and morphology, neighborhood change, segregation, public policy, and urban problems. Emphasis on advanced capitalist countries.
M,W 2-3:1 5, Swan 305 (Feldman)
CPL 410: Fundamentals
of Community Planning Practice (3 crs.)
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.
T,R 1 1 -1 2:1 5, Rodman 207 (Atash)
CPL 450: Urban Design (3 crs.)
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. Pre: junior, senior, or graduate standing,
or permission of instructor.
W 1 0-1 2:45, Rodman 209 (Atash)
PSY 478: Applications of Psychology: Community Psychology
Applied to Urban Health (3 crs.)
Community psychology concerns the relationship of individuals with community systems and emphasizes the importance of understanding phenomena from multiple levels of analysis. Students will be exposted to theories and concepts central to community psychology applied specifically to issues of urban health. Theoretical models, intervention strategies and evaluation research at higher ecological levels (e.g., organizational and community levels) will be covered. Interventions discussed and illustrated will include population-based prevention, health promotion, and public health strategies.
T 9-1 1 :45, Prov (Shepard) 438 (Florin)
URB 494: Topics in Urban Studies: The Crisis & The City
Roles of cities in the ongoing financial crisis and the impact of the crisis on cities. Specific topics include: historical background; banking and finance in relation to the built environment and urban land; housing, real estate, land values, and speculation; economic fluctuations, especially business, transportation infrastructure, and urban real estate cycles; racial and other residential segregation; subprime lending; income inequality; globalization and structural change in the world economy in relation to the global urban system; changing roles of cities in the global economy; public policies pertaining to cities and the crisis; prospects for the future.
R 2-4:45, White 220 (Feldman)