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2010  Foundations of Urban Ecology (3) Cross listed as ENVST 2010. Fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Exploration.
   History and evolution of American city planning and land-use regulation. Traces important events and personalities chronologically.

3010  Introduction to Urban Dynamics (3)
   Dynamic interaction among principal elements of a modern city illustrated through readings and computer game simulation. Land-use relationships, population and residential activity, production and industrial activity, internal markets and commercial activity, government services, and public-sector activity.

3050  Digital Communications (3)
   Meets with ARCH 3050. Develops student's abiltiy to graphically communicate ideas.

3100  Urban & Environmental Planning: History and Practice (3)
   Introduction to urban and environmental policy problems, social science perspectives, current public planning and decision-making approaches.

3101  Honors People and Place I (3) Cross listed as UGS 3101. Fulfills Soc/Beh Sci or Hum Exploration.
   Focusing on the natural, economic, built and social environments that shape cities, the course explores the various interactions of these forces as practiced and revealed in the disciplines of architecture and planning.

3240  Ethics in Shaping Communities (3)
   Discussion of the choices practitioners, citizens and communities make when constructing and deconstructing our built and natural environment and the affect of social, economic and environmental justice.

3250  Planning Process and Methods (3)
   Overview of community planning process and methods of research and analysis for producing comprehensive plans.

3270  Graphic Communication in Urban Planning (3)
   Studio in design and graphic presentation to communicate planning concepts. Developing and illustrating site and project plans using presentation software. Exploring concepts for creating site analysis reports in urban planning.

3300  Urban Ecology (3)
   Urban ecology discusses the convergence of natural systems with human habitation and civilization. It explores the capacity for synthetic cooperation between natural and cultural systems which lessens the conflict between them and offers opportunities for innovative design and planning applications by enhancing local ecosystem services. Courses includes service-learning component.

3390  Fostering Sustainability: Scientific and Human Perspectives (3) Prerequisite: One physical science General Education course.
   A more sustainable future can be fostered by exploring the dynamic interactions between nature and society while weaving together human actions and behaviors with the basic functioning of the biosphere (e.g., hydrology, weather, climate, ecology, energy and human health). A whole-systems view of airsheds, watersheds and ecosystems are coupled with insight regarding the political, social and economic systems that modify, and are modified by, the natural environment. Students work in interdisciplinary teaming situations to explore solutions to integrated problems that yield a greater understanding of the challenges we face in achieving global sustainability.

4011  Planning Seminar (1)
   Discussion of current issues and practice in the planning profession.

4031  Race, Ethnicity & Community Development (3)
   The history and politics of community building with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, citizen engagement and participatory planning. Students will also learn first hand how to do community-based research with a particular focus on methods to promote public participation and engage under-represented communities in decision making.

4260  Planning Law and Administration (3)
   Plan implementation including legal authority for planning, zoning, subdivision regulation, urban redevelopment; methodology and application; administrative procedures; place of planning in structure of governments; capital improvement programs.

4280  Community Planning Workshop (4) Prerequisite: URBPL 3250, 3270, 5010.
   Major only. Using actual clients and real-world locations, students complete the various phases of comprehensive planning process and publish a final report. Students should plan to take this course the last semester before graduating.

4380  Green Communities (3)
   The course provides students with a working vocabulary of the design processes and integrated, holistic ways of imagining how evolving Green Communities or Eco-Cities are formed and perform. Using a case study method, the class explores successful transformations of cities worldwide that have changed the ways they are adapting to new understanding and technologies for building and managing sustainable places.

4390  Natural Science for Sustainability in Built Environments (3) Prerequisite: One physical science General Education course.
   Studying the dynamic interactions between nature and society provides an improved foundation for accommodating the implications of natural systems and processes (e.g., hydrology, weather, climate, ecology, geology, energy and human health) in sustainable urban and architectural design. Scientific information, models and reports are explored in an urban policy context across scales ranging from individual people and single buildings to metropolitan areas, nations and the world. Issues of scientific uncertainty and the culture of science are examined to help designers learn how to communicate with natural scientist and engage them in the design process.

4450  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3) Cross listed as GEOG 3140. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   A recent increase in the use of digital geographic information in many fields has created the need for experts with the knowledge to use this information to society's benefit. Geographers, engineers, environmental scientists, planners, social scientists, computer scientists and many other professionals will encounter digital geographic information in some form in their future careers. This course introduces students to issues that arise in using this information in scientific and decision-making arenas. Topics include: applications of geographic information; modeling geographic reality; spatial data collection; geographic analysis; accuracy and uncertainty; visualization; and legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with the use of geographic information.

4710  Introduction to Transportation Planning (3)
   Introduction to transportation planning issues, processes, and policies. Pre-requisite course for advanced transportation planning courses in City and Metropolitan Planning.

4950  Independent Study (2 to 4) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Design and implementation of a specific planning topic in consultation with a faculty collaborator.

4954  Internship in Planning (4)
   Major only. On the job experiences for students in urban planning.

4960  Special Topics (3)
   This course number is used to accommodate one-time courses, occasional courses, and experimental courses.

4965  Study Abroad (3) Prerequisites: Permission of Department

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3)
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

5010  Urban Research (3) Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   A hands-on course in quantitative skills used for urban analysis. Data sources, dataset development, descriptive statistics, correlation, trend analysis, modeling, and styles for graphical and written presentation. Planning applications of demographic and economic analysis including population projection, economic base analysis, and measures of characteristics and distribution.

5020  Urban and Regional Analysis (3) Recommended Prerequisite: Statistics course.
   The economic, demographic, and spatial interation models used to analyze and develop alternative urban and regional plans including cohort-survival, input-output, shift-share, and gravity models. Model concepts, mathematics, design, logic, and limitations. Small-scale spreadsheet models are applied to analyze problems, interpret output and present results.

5030  Leadership and Public Participation (3)
   Hands on exploration of effective leadership in complex environments in which progressive, inclusive and sustainable planning is the objective. Students will develop skills in collaborative work-group behavior, nominal group processes, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

5040  Physical Plan Analysis (3)
   An introduction to urban design and the variety of theories and methods used to assess the quality and functionality of urban environments, with a focus on plan interpretation, urban morphology, and factors that determine urban form.

5220  Land Use Planning (3) Cross listed as GEOG 5220.
   Meets with GEOG 6220. Graduate students should enroll in GEOG 6220 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. Land-use concepts, activities, problems, and techniques for land-use planning.

5270  Metropolitan Regional Planning (3)
   Theories of metropolitan regional development; their spatial organization; implications for land use, transportation and air quality; public policy context and options. A service-learning course.

5300  Housing and Community Development (3)
   Addresses housing issues from historical, human rights, cultural, economic, and affordability perspectives, and explores how those perspectives interconnect.

5320  City Dollars (3)
   Economic, financial, and fiscal aspects of urbanization.

5330  Urban Growth Management (3)
   Examination of most of the major growth management systems in the United States at local, regional, and state levels, assessing their purposes, politics, mechanics, impacts and outcomes.

5340  Public/Private Interests in Land Development (3)
   Planning perspective on the competition between public and private interests in land use and development.

5350  Public Lands and Environmental Policy (3) Cross listed as GEOG 5350.
   Meets with URBPL 6350. Graduate students should enroll in URBPL 6350 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. A review of environmental impact assessment, focusing on the policies, requirements, methods, and examples from the National Environmental Policy Act, with a review of state and local approaches to environmental impact assessment.

5360  Environmental Planning Law and Policy (3)
   Meets with URBPL 6360. A review of federal, state, and local environmental laws, policies and procedures as they affect planning, including air, water, and hazardous waste, impact assessment, public lands, common law, and aesthetic regulation.

5370  System Dynamics and Environmental Policy (3) Cross listed as GEO 5340.
   Environmental policy design requires an understanding of human interactions with environmental systems. It requires an accounting of the complexities of behavior, context and policy. These complexities often produce indirect and unanticipated consequences. They yield unexpected patterns and counter-intuitive results. Students from many academic fields learn user-friendly software (STELLA) to do environmental policy simulation without proficiency in advanced mathematics. Students use computer simulations to sort out environmental complexities; transform group perceptions into simulation models; apply principles of environmental management; test policy effects and define possible pathways for future policy change. Meets with CVEEN 6660 and URBPL 6370.

5371  Complexity and Systems Thinking (3) Cross listed as GEO 5341.
   Meets with CVEEN 6661, GEO 6341. Using actual clients and a systems thinking approach, multi-disciplinary student teams resolve real world problems in environmental sustainability. Student teams define system structures, feedback loops, counter-intuitive relationships and the unintended consequences of policy decisions. Students having completed "System Dynamics and Environmental Policy" get to apply their experience in systems modeling in support of team efforts in full-scale, practical problem solving. Possible topics include: urban growth, drinking water, energy resources, air/water quality and environmental justice. Meets with CVEEN 6661, GEO 6341.

5390  Sustainability Planning (3)
   Interdisciplinary approach to theories and applications of sustainability in a variety of planning contexts. Final segment focuses on specific action plans related to sustainability.

5400  Urban Design Visualization (3)
   Meets with ARCH 6056/URBPL 6400. Multiple visualization techniques and the communication of planning concepts and design alternatives.

5410  Site Planning (3)
   Meets with ARCH 6111. Review and analysis of development site design, plat map preparation, subdivision review and impact analysis.

5420  Open Space Design (3)
   Meets with ARCH 6831. A framework for preserving and promoting cultural, ecological, developmental, agricultural and recreational assets through the design of open space plans.

5600  Politics of Planning (3)
   Diverse views of urban land use, neighborhood development, local governments and citizen participation. Key actors and participants in the planning process. Managing the political aspects of urban change.

5710  Transportation Facilities Planning (3) Prerequisite: CVEEN 3520 or instructor consent.
   Transportation systems planning and its application to real-world highway and public transport problems.

5720  Land Use and Transportation Planning (3)
   Examination of current transportation policies and conditions in the U.S., the impacts those they have on other human and environmental systems, the major community and environmental influences implicit in American transportation policy, the planning processes that have led to these outcomes, and micro-scale community design features implicit in transportation system design.

5962  Special Topics (1 to 5)
   This course number is used to accomodate one-time courses, occasional courses, and experimental courses. Students may take more than one Special Topics course for credit. Consult with your major program adviser about the role of Special Topics courses in your major area of study. This course will usually count as a Substantive Area Requirement or an Allied Area Requirement in the Urban Planning Program.

6010  Urban Research (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6010.
   A hands-on course in quantitative skills used for urban analysis. Data sources, dataset development, descriptive statistics, correlation, trend analysis, modeling, and styles for graphical and written presentation. Planning applications of demographic and economic analysis including population projection, economic base analysis, and measures of characteristics and distribution.

6011  Planning Seminar (1)
   Discussion of current issues and practice in the planning profession.

6020  Urban and Regional Anlaysis (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6020.
   The economic, demographic, and spatial interaction models used to analyze and develop alternative urban and regional plans including cohort-survival, input-output, shift-share, and gravity models. Model concepts, mathematics, design, logic, and limitations. Small-scale spreadsheet models are applied to analyze problems, interpret output and present results.

6030  Leadership and Public Participation (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6030.
   Hands on exploration of effective leadership in complex environments in which progressive, inclusive and sustainable planning is the objective. Students will develop skills in collaborative work-group behavior, nominal group processes, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

6031  Race, Ethnicity & Community Development (3)
   The history and politics of community building with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, citizen engagement and participatory planning. Students will also learn first hand how to do community-based research with a particular focus on methods to promote public participation and engage under-represented communities in decision making.

6040  Physical Plan Analysis (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6040.
   An introduction to urban design and the variety of theories and methods used to assess the quality and functionality of urban environments, with a focus on plan interpretation, urban morphology, and factors that determine urban form.

6100  City and Profession (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6100.
   The historical development of urban form with emphasis on the spatial organization of the city. The history and culture of the urban planning profession. The relationship between the two.

6200  Urbanization (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6200.
   Human intentions regarding city building. Explorations of the intersection between urban demographic trajectories, economic globalization, and large-scale environmental change. Implications for the culture and practice of urban governance and city building.

6220  Land Use Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6220.
   Land-use concepts, activities, problems, and techniques for land-use planning.

6221  Topics in Land Use Planning (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6221.
   Topics in land use planning such as overview of land use policy and process, land use planning principles and practice, methods of projecting land use and facility needs, debates in land use policy, land use planning analysis, and related topics. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6240  Planning Theory and Ethics (3)
   Rationality and alternative approaches to the planning process; the scope of theory and ethics in planning; the prospects for collectively rational decision making: assorted cases and critiques; post-modern perspectives on coping with values, power, conflict, and ethical criticism.

6260  Land Use Law (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6260.
   Case law analysis of common law, constitutional, statutory, and regulatory principles inherent in American land use planning and zoning.

6270  Metropolitan Regional Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6270.
   Theories of metropolitan regional development; their spatial organization; implications for land use, transportation and air quality; public policy context and options.

6280  Graduate Workshop (3 to 5) Prerequisite: Final year standing in graduate program.
   Places students in a real-world planning context while providing a Westside community with planning services. Students partner with specific Westside groups to map assets and design projects that address the community's needs.

6300  Housing and Community Development (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6300.
   Addresses housing issues from historical, human rights, cultural, economic, and affordability perspectives, and explores how those perspectives interconnect.

6310  Urban Development Methods and Policies (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6310.
   This course reviews policies influencing urban development and redevelopment, acquaints students with basic development finance analytic techniques, identifies methods of leveraging private investment to achieve policy objectives, and assesses alternative urban development approaches.

6311  Topics in Urban Real Estate Development (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6311.
   Topics in urban real estate development such as public-private real estate development partnerships; urban development policies, tools and techniques; urban development market analysis; non-profit urban real estate development; management of urban real estate development projects; and related topics. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6322  City and Metropolitan Economics (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6322

   Economic foundations and their application to such planning studies as city and metropolitan form, public facilities, housing, economic development and the environment.

 

6323  Topics in Metropolitan Fiscal Structure & Analysis (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6323.

   Topics in metropolitan fiscal structure and analysis such as metropolitan fiscal structure; state, local and metropolitan public finance; fiscal impact assessment; models of metropolitan fiscal governance; and related topics.  Variable credit.  Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6330  Urban Growth Management (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6330.
   Examination of most of the major growth management systems in place in the United States at local, regional, and state levels, assessing their purposes, politics, mechanics, impacts, and outcomes.

6331  Topics in Growth Management (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6331.
   Topics in growth management such as overview management policy and process, growth management principles and practice, methods of growth management analysis, debates in growth management policy, growth management models, and related topics. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6340  City & Metropolitan Economic Development (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6340.
   Foundations in economic development planning, policy, and practice.

6341  Topics in City & Metropolitan Economic Development (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6341.
   Topics in city and metropolitan economic development such as public/private partnerships, downtown and business improvement districts, targeted economic development strategies, evaluating economic development policies, technology and economic development, sector-specific economic development studies, and related topics. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6345  Project Finance and Economics (1.5) Cross listed as REDEV 6345.
   Interrelationship between economies and public policy that directly affect the role of planners and their services.

6350  Public Lands and Environmental Policy (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6350.
   Meets with GEOGR 5350 and URBPL 5350. Graduate students should take URBPL 6350 and will be held to higher standards and/or mor work. A review of environmental impact assessment, focusing on the policies, requirements, methods, and examples from the National Environmental Policy Act, with a review of state and local approaches to environmental impact assessment.

6360  Environmental Planning Law and Policy (3) Cross listed as LAW 7632, REDEV 6360.
   Meets with URBPL 5360. Graduate students should take URBPL 6360 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. A review of federal, state, and local environmental laws, policies and procedures as they affect planning including air, water, and hazardous waste, impact assessment, public lands, common law, and aesthetic regulation.

6370  System Dynamics and Environmental Policy (3) Cross listed as CVEEN 6660, GEO 6340, REDEV 6370.
   Environmental policy design requires an understanding of human interactions with environmental systems. It requires an accounting of the complexities of behavior, context and policy. These complexities often produce indirect and unanticipated consequences. They yield unexpected patterns and counter-intuitive results. Students from many academic fields learn user-friendly software (STELLA) to do environmental policy simulation without proficiency in advanced mathematics. Students use computer simulations to sort out environmental complexities; transform group perceptions into simulation models; apply principles of environmental management; test policy effects and define possible pathways for future policy change.

6371  Complexity and Systems Thinking (3) Cross listed as GEO 6341, REDEV 6371.
   Using a systems thinking approach to conceptualize complex problems, multi-disciplinary student teams resolve real world problems in maintaining system resiliency, stability, diversity, and sustainability. Student teams define/discover system structures, feedback loops, counter-intuitive outcomes and the unintended consequences of policy decisions. Topics of analysis include: urban growth, land use and transportation, renewable and non-renewable resources, environmental justice, and the dynamics of human administrative systems. Meets with GEO 5341.

6380  Green Communities (3)
   The course provides students with a working vocabulary of the design processes and integrated, holistic ways of imagining how evolving Green Communities or Eco-Cities are formed and perform. Using a case study method, the class explores successful transformations of cities worldwide that have changed the ways they are adapting to new understanding and technologies for building and managing sustainable places.

6390  Sustainability Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6390.
   Interdisciplinary approach to theories and applications of sustainability in a variety of planning contexts. Final segment focuses on specific action plans related to sustainability.

6400  Urban Design Visualization (3) Cross listed as ARCH 6056.
   Meets with URBPL 5400. Multiple visualization techniques and the communication of planning concepts and design alternatives.

6410  Site Development and Entitlement Processes (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6410.
   This course reviews site development principles and entitlement processes.

6420  Open Space Design (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6420.
   A framework for preserving and promoting cultural, ecological, developmental, agricultural and recreational assets through the design of open space plans.

6430  Technology in Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6430.
   This course acquaints students with several technologies including geographic information systems (GIS), graphic design, visualization and presentation. The principles of GIS technology and applications of this technology to planning problems, are the basis of the course: however, other technologies are integrated to support data collection, analysis, and communication. "Hands-on" exposure to these technologies is emphasized.

6440  Urban Design Principles (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6440.
   This course acquaints students with the principles of urban design focusing on the spatial arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space and their relation to private space.

6441  Urban Design Topics (1 to 4)
   Topics in urban design include but are not limited to urban structure: urban typology, density and sustainability; accessibility, legibility and wayfinding: function and fit, complementary mixed uses; character and meaning; order and incident: continuity and change; and civil society. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6442  Urban Design Theory (3)

   Exploration of theory and practice of urban design.

6445  Urban Design Studio (5) Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in Architecture. Cross-listed with ARCH 6030.
   Examination and application of urban design theory and practice to community-based projects. Course includes service -learning component.

6450  Geographic Information Systems in Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6450.
   This course will provide a firm grounding in the principles and concepts of geographic information systems (GIS) technology and applications of this technology to planning problems. These issues will be addressed in assigned readings and discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Laboratory sessions will be used primarily for "hands-on" exposure to GIS software. Learning the software will provide students with a practical understanding of the generic underpinnings of GIS design and w working knowledge of a package that can be applied to later course work and in professional practice.

6460  Real Estate Market Analysis for Planning and Development (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6460.
   Processes and data sources used to analyze the markets for real estate development. Explores demographic, technological and economic trends affecting markets. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6470  Case Studies in Real Estate Project Planning and Development (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6470.
   Case studies of different real estate development types focusing on planning and development lessons. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 credits in different topics.

6480  Construction Management (3) Cross listed as ARCH 6710, REDEV 6480.
   The course familiarizes students with the process of project management within the context of real estate development. Topics include project management principles; key players and concepts during the planning, design and construction phases of a project; schedule, budget, and quality control concepts and techniques; construction terminology, means, methods, and materials; identification, management, and mitigation of risk; and the economic, legal, regulatory, and humanitarian aspects of project safety.

6500  Preservation Theory and Practice (3) Cross listed as ARCH 6500, REDEV 6500.
   History of historic preservation movement and theory of preservation.

6600  Politics of Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6600.
   Diverse views of urban land use, neighborhood development, local governments and citizen participation. Key actors and participants in the planning process. Managing the political aspects of urban change.

6610  Urban Ecology (3)
   Urban ecology discusses the convergence of natural systems with human habitation and civilization. It explores the capacity for synthetic cooperation between natural and cultural systems which lessens the conflict between them and offers opportunities for innovative design and planning applications by enhancing local ecosystem services. Courses includes service-learning component.

6710  Introduction to Transportation Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6710.
   Introduction to transportation planning issues, processes, and policies. Pre-requisite course for advanced transportation planning courses in City and Metropolitan Planning.

6720  Land Use and Transportation Planning (3) Cross listed as REDEV 6720.
   This course will review the latest thinking on the coordination of land use and transportation planning. Individual topics covered include sprawl vs. compact development, performance measurement, regional planning, community design, transit-oriented development, pedestrian- and transit-oriented urban design, access management, traffic calming, context-sensitive street design.

6721  Topics in Transportation Planning (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6721.
   Topics in transportation planning such as introduction to transportation planning, planning for specific transportation modes, transportation policy and politics, transportation modeling, transportation and land use interactions, traffic management debaters in transportation planning, and related topics. Variable credit. Students may take this course multiple times for up to 9 total credits in different topics.

6950  Independent Study (1 to 4) Cross listed as REDEV 6950.
   Graduate directed reading or individual/group projects as approved through program procedures.

6954  Professional Planning Internship (1 to 4)
   An internship of at least 144 hours per term with either a private planning consultancy or a public planning agency. Each internship shall be coordinated with an agency- or consultancy- based mentor through an urban planning faculty member and shall culminate in a written report on the internship product/process and an oral presentation on the internship experience.

6960  Special Topics (1 to 5) Cross listed as REDEV 6960.
   This course number is used to accommodate one-time courses, occasional courses, and experimental courses. Students may take more than one Special Topic course for credit.

6965  Study Abroad (3) Prerequisites: Permission of Department

6970  Masters Thesis Research (6)
   Each thesis in Urban Planning shall be organized under the direction of a Master's Supervisory Committee with membership conforming to Graduate School Guidelines and presented in accordance with Graduate School Thesis Regulations.

6971  Professional Project (4)
   Each professional project shall be organized under the direction of a Project Supervisory Committee with membership conforming to Urban Planning Guidelines and presented in accordance with these same guidelines.

6975  Professional Project Preparation (1) Prerequisite: Department consent required.
   Preparation for the Master of Urban Planning professional project.

6985  Faculty Consultation (3)
   Repeatable. Continued consultation for Master's Thesis Project Preparation.

7022  Quantitative Methods in Planning (3)
   Lab based course in planning research and quantitative methods including the application of various methodologies to different topic areas including factor analysis. logistic regression, hierarchial modeling, and structural equation modeling.

7101  Metropolitan Planning Seminar (1 to 4)
   Survey of theories, debates, and outcomes of metropolitan planning. Seminars will address one of more policy areas such as metropolitan planning processes and institutions, history of metropolitan planning, theories and models of metropolitan planning, assessing metropolitan development trends and implication, metropolitan planning systems and other metropolitan-scale planning topics. Credits are based on the number and/or in-depth treatment of policy areas addressed. Variable credit. Students may take this seminar multiple times for up to 6 total credits.

7201  Metropolitan Policy Seminar (1 to 4)
   Survey of theories, debates, and outcomes of metropolitan policy. Seminars will address one or more policy areas such as governance, fiscal, environmental, housing, infrastructure, social and other metropolitan-scale policies. Credits are based on the number and/or in-depth treatment of policy areas addressed. Variable credit. Students may take this seminar multiple times for up to 6 total credits.

7301  Metropolitan Form and Design Seminar (1 to 4)
   Survey of theories, debates, and outcomes of metropolitan form and design. Seminars will address one or more topics such as morphology of the built environment, sustainability relating to alternative metropolitan forms, the design of metropolitan scale systems, the effect of metropolitan form and design on the natural environment, and other metropolitan-scale form and design topics. Credits are based on the number and/or in-depth treatment of policy areas addressed. Variable credit. Students may take this seminar multiple times for up to 6 total credits.

7401  Research Design for Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design (1 to 4)
   Designing research strategies for application to metropolitan scale issues including such topics as identifying the available and nature of data, primary and second data assembly, design of quantitative and qualitative methods, execution through proposals and research, preparing and presentation research results, and related topics. Credits are based on the number and/or in-depth treatment of policy areas addressed. Variable credit. Students may take this seminar multiple times for up to 6 total credits.

7501  Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design Research Seminar (1 to 3)
   Review of current and pending research in, pedagogical application of, and emerging debates surrounding metropolitan planning, policy and design.

7950  Independent Study (1 to 3) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

7960  Special Topics in Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design (1 to 3)
   Special topics class for advanced studies. This course is the mechanism through which students can be exposed to "cutting edge" content from visiting professors who are experts in specifics facets of scholarship in Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design.

7970  Dissertation (1 to 12) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

7980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 3)
   Faculty consultation on advanced research.

7990  Continuing Registration (0)


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