UPEP 701 PLANNER'S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF CITY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3) Examines the forces that have prompted urban development and shaped urban areas since the mid-nineteenth century from a planning perspective. Focuses on the relationship between the social, physical, economic and political components of a city and their combined impact on contemporary trends in the urban arena.
UPEP 703 PLANNING HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) Examines the collective history, intellectual heritage and procedural approaches shared by professionals working in contemporary planning practice. Addresses planning ethics.
UPEP 705 INTRODUCTION TO LAND USE PLANNING (3) Introduction to the principles and practice of land use planning in the United States. Students learn about the planning and development process including: reviewing site plans, developing master plans, revising development standards, and writing staff reports.
UPEP 707 COMPREHENSIVE PHYSICAL PLANNING (3) Introduction to the principles and practice of physical planning in the United States. Workshop exercises, analyses, and readings are designed to provide a comprehensive and practical understanding of the physical planning and approval process, the elements of physical plans, and the data and analyses needed to prepare and review such plans.
UPEP 709 PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING LAW (3) Introduction to the legal principles involved in the planning process local, state, and federal levels. Judicial precedents in land use controls and environmental protection are examined. Zoning, housing, eminent domain, and growth management, as well as other issues, are used to introduce principles of constitutional and administrative law.
UPEP 710 LAND USE CONTROL POLICY AND REGULATIONS (3) This course provides an overview of land use regulation concepts, techniques, and strategies. Students develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of various land use controls by studying the range of tools used by local, state and federal governments.
UPEP 713 PRINCIPLES OF SITE DESIGN (3) Focuses on the role of site planning in creating the built environment. Examines the environmental aspects of site conditions, such as hydrology, soils, and topography, and considers aspects of the built form in context of the local communities’ goals and conditions. Introduces tools for presenting and analyzing site designs and other maps and plans.
UPEP 714 URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING (3) Discusses urban design as part of the planning process. Reviews current and historical ideas and practices for improving the urban environment through design.
UPEP 718 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN PLANNING (3) Provides opportunity for students to engage in applied planning communications through a variety of formats including verbal, digital, and written.
UPEP 719 PLAN MAKING AND IMPLMENTATION (3) This course introduces students to the plan making processes, polices and techniques for implementing public plans, such as comprehensive, strategic and small area plans. Topics covered include public sector engagement, capital improvements programming and budgeting, and fiscal planning.
UPEP 720 PLANNING STUDIO I (3) This is a capstone experience where students apply elements of the planning process to the development of a comprehensive plan, area plan, or policy for a specific community or neighborhood.
UPEP 721 PLANNING STUDIO II (3) This is a capstone experience where students apply elements of the planning process to the development of a comprehensive plan, area plan, or policy for a specific community or neighborhood. (Required for non-thesis students)
UPEP 725 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (3) Introduction to applied statistics. Includes descriptive and inferential statistics, regression and correlation analysis, and computer-based analytic tools for planning analysis.
UPEP 726 APPLIED PLANNING METHODS (3) Provides the opportunity for students to learn various methods and decision making models that are used in the field. These methods include qualitative approaches, demographic analysis and forecasting, development of indexes and economic analysis. Also, introduced is research design, data collection protocols, and the dissemination of results.
UPEP 727 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS METHODS (3) An applied introduction to multivariate statistical methods used to analyze land-use, environmental, and other large data sets.
UPEP 728 PLANNING TECHNIQUES IN POPULATION & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (3) This course focuses on quantitative methods in the analysis and projection of population, employment, transportation, and land use with an emphasis on translating results into policy implications.
UPEP 729 URBAN LAND ECONOMICS (3) Introduces the concepts of urban economics, land markets, and locational decision making. Also discusses urban spatial structure and the political, social, economic, and other conditions that impact land uses and values.
UPEP 730 INTRODUCTION TO GIS IN URBAN PLANNING (3) Introduces basic spatial analysis in the context of urban and environmental planning by geographic information systems.
UPEP 731 APPLICATIONS OF GIS IN URBAN PLANNING (3) Provides the concept of advanced spatial analysis including network analysis, three-dimensional analysis, and GIS applications to both urban planning and environmental policy
UPEP 732 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GIS (3) This class covers advanced GIS techniques and applications. It combines lectures, readings, discussions, and hands-on labs to graduate students with necessary trainings in GIS to build up advanced knowledge and develop sophisticated techniques required for research on a variety of urban planning and environmental policy analyses.
UPEP 740 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE URBAN MILIEU (3) Explores the theory, history, methods and practice of community development.
UPEP 742 HOUSING POLICY: CONTEXT AND IMPACT (3) Considers both historic and contemporary federal, state and local housing policy within U.S. and international settings. Discusses the social implications of housing policy; the roles of the public, private and non-profit sectors in the provision of housing; and the involvement of other actors that influence housing supply and demand.
UPEP 744 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE PLANNING PROCESS (3) Students examine the roles of community organizing and meaningful inclusive public engagement in the planning process. They explore the planner’s role in structuring opportunities for public participation as they learn about models for participation in local decision-making.
UPEP 746 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE (3) An introduction to methods of financial analysis for real estate investment. Topics include methods of valuation, forecasting, computer modeling, and taxation and leverage structure. Emphasizes the financing of individual projects.
UPEP 748 METHODS OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ANALYSIS (3) Examines the land development decision-making process with a focus on learning skills to evaluate the impacts of new developments on the site and surrounding area. Students learn technical skills for reading site plans and evaluating development plans.
UPEP 750 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AND POLICY (3) Survey of infrastructure systems such as water, sewer, storm water, energy, transportation, and communications. Course considers the relationship between infrastructure, equity, land development, and population growth.
UPEP 752 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLANNING (3) Exploring urban planning issues through the sustainability lens, the course examines ways to coordinate goals of environment, economy, and equity at community, city, regional and state levels. Case studies of cities, regions and development projects are utilized.
UPEP 761 LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (3) Explores the concept of environmental sustainability through the practice of urban planning. Focuses on topics covering the natural and physical sciences and policies and planning for environmental decision-making. Examines major environmental issues including water, air, land, biodiversity, natural and human made disasters, and climate change.
UPEP 763 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND POLICY (3) Examines contemporary environmental policy and practice and the institutional framework for establishing policy and programs. Analysis of case studies of environmental planning at the federal, state, and local levels.
UPEP 765 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3) Examines the problems related to resources management and environmental planning. Relationship between the physical environment and the quality of urban life. Global population impacts on local air pollution control and management.
UPEP 767 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY (3) Discusses ethical considerations in environmental decision-making with an emphasis on questions of equity. Focuses on concepts of environmental and social justice including the history and development of the environmental justice movement in the United States and applied planning methods for studying claims of environmental injustice and promoting just sustainable development.
UPEP 769 ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION AND POLICY (3) Studies legal principles and institutions involved in protecting the environments, including air, water, and noise pollution.
UPEP 770 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ANALYSIS (3) Interpretation and analysis of scientific information: examination of the chemistry of atmospheric, land and water environment, with particular emphasis on pollution encountered in urban and industrial sectors.
UPEP 772 CLIMATE CHANGE'S IMPACT ON ENERGY POLICY AND PLANNING (3) Addresses climate change and energy resources issues in urban planning areas of housing, land use, transportation, and community development. Explores energy policy through an examination of energy markets and the energy policy impacts of federal, state and local government initiative.
UPEP 774 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT (3) Introduction to approaches for management of wastes at different jurisdictional levels. Examines solid wastes, food waste, hazardous wastes, and radioactive wastes. Considers issues of sustainable waste management in terms of associated environmental, economic and equity issues.
UPEP 776 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (3) Introduces the principles, methods, and applications of environmental assessments. Focuses on the use of environmental information to inform planning decisions and public polices
UPEP 778 POLLUTION CONTROL (3) Examines the technological and management options for controlling and preventing air, water, and solid waste pollution.
UPEP 780 COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL TOPICS IN TRANSPORTATION (3) Encompasses comparative planning and policies in transportation and compares various models of transportation in developed and developing countries. Examines the effects of and relationship between transportation and economic development.
UPEP 785 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING (3) Examines institutions, strategies and challenges related to development issues for guiding the social and economic growth of developing countries.
UPEP 789 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3) Independent study allows a master’s degree student to explore a topic of interest under the close supervision of a faculty member. The course may include directed readings, applied work, or carrying out an independent research project.
UPEP 790/791/792 SPECIAL TOPICS IN URBAN PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (3) Special topics include courses that address a current or timely topic or that are known to be one time offerings. Special topics course offerings vary from term to term.
UPEP 795 INTERNSHIP (3) An internship experience provides the student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a professional planning setting. It also provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
UPEP 797/798 THESIS (3) The Master's Thesis is an independent scholarly research project resulting in a substantive paper that involves original collection or treatment of data and/or results. The research is done under the direction of a faculty advisory committee.
UPEP 900 ADVANCED PLANNING THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) Examines the intellectual and professional roots of contemporary planning theory and practice. Effort is directed toward analyzing these roots with an eye to stimulating new perspectives and concepts for a sustainable community orientation.
UPEP 901 ADVANCED URBAN THEORY (3) Interpretation and analysis of scientific information: examination of the chemistry of atmospheric, land and water environment, with particular emphasis on pollution encountered in urban and industrial sectors.
UPEP 902 ADVANCED PLANNING ANALYSIS (3) Encompasses comparative planning and policies in transportation and compares various models of transportation in developed and developing countries. Examines the effects of and relationship between transportation and economic development.
UPEP 903 ADVANCED PLANNING ANALYSIS II STATISTICS (3) Studies applied statistics and computing, inferential statistics; multivariate statistical methods; selecting the appropriate statistical test for analyzing bivariate relationships and procedures for more complex designs.
UPEP 941 RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM (3) Seminars for doctoral students addressing issues of interests in research, teaching, and career development.
UPEP 977 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3) Independent Study for doctoral degree seeking students.
UPEP 931 DISSERTATION I (1) Supervised research and dissertation preparation. 1 credit
UPEP 933 DISSERTATION II (3) (6) Supervised research and dissertation preparation. 3 credit.