Courses

Introduction to careers in architecture. A Young Scholars Program course, offered during the summer only. Students learn about careers in architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. Architecture faculty teach basic design principles that students use to complete their own design project in a design studio environment.

Introduction of conceptual, perceptual, behavioral, and technical aspects of the built environment, and methods of analysis, problem- solving, and implementation.

Examines iterative design processes and critical thinking skills through active learning and design thinking methodologies to solve problems and apply design as a lens of inquiry and exploration. Students will understand Design Thinking through interactive and experiential learning.

Study of architectural representation in physical and digital design media. Examine visual literacy and visual communications through applied drawing, modeling and visual making to explore the role of design media and representation in design and design thinking. 

Survey of fundamental elements and principles of architecture and architectural education. Frames study of architecture as a profession, discipline and critical practice.

Pre-1500 World Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visual literacy with regard to the worldwide legacy of design thinking and cultural production through architecture.

Post-1500 - World Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visual literacy with regard to the legacy of design thinking and cultural production through architecture.

Case studies and hands-on design projects ranging in scale from a product to a building to give students insight into the process by which architects work both individually and collaboratively to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice to shape our built environment.

 

A Fearless Ideas Course from the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE): http://ter.ps/iamFEARLESS Click here for more informationon the Fearless Ideas Courses.

 

A General Education I-Series (SCIS) and Scholarship in Practice (DSSP) course. 

An introduction to the four disciplines represented in the School: architecture and urban design, community planning, historic preservation, and real estate development, that work to create a more sustainable environment for the future to create a more sustainable environment for the future using our interpretation of the quadruple bottom line: socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and design sustainability. Students will be provided with an understanding of the fundamental scholarship and processes of each of these disciplines and examine the intersections between them. Additionally, they will learn by applying the approaches of the four disciplines through a series of field studies.

Explore the ways and the degrees to which UMCP campus master planning and operations incorporate principles of sustainability including smart growth, LEED and other building rating systems, higher education rating systems, sustainable agriculture and transportation planning. Among other subjects, students will learn about the Campus and the City of College Park and survey the relationship between local, national and global sustainability concerns. Students will learn about the University's Climate Action Plan and the roles, and extent to which, the campus Office of Sustainability and other campus units are helping develop a carbon-neutral and resource-efficient campus infrastructure and will tour selected facilities on campus.

Study of architectural representation in physical and digital design media. Examine visual communications and speculative visual studies through applied drawing, modeling and making to explore expanded roles of representation in design and design thinking.

Learning experience tied to internship of specificed duration with targeted learning outcomes.

Introduction to architectural design with particular emphasis on conventions and principles of architecture, visual and verbal communication skills, formal analysis, design process, spatial composition, architectural promenade, basic program distribution, and elementary constructional and environmental responses.

Continuation of ARCH 400 with introduction to building typology, urban and contextual issues, design of the vertical surface, and architectural interiors.

Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical.

Investigations into the relationship between the man-made and the natural world including introductory issues of assembly and material value. Design of the site and the building are combined into an integral process delimiting and probing the boundaries of each and exploring their reciprocal relationship. The architect's obligations to the natural and urban contexts are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, environmental, and physical.

Introduction to architectural design with particular emphasis on conventions and principles of architecture , visual and verbal communication skills, formal analysis, design process, spatial composition, architectural promenade, basic program distribution, and elementary constructional and environmental responses.

Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical.

Investigations into the relationship between the man-made and the natural world including introductory issues of assembly and material value. Design of the site and the building are combined into an integral process delimiting and probing the boundaries of each and exploring their reciprocal relationship. The architect's obligations to the natural and urban contexts are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, environmental, and physical.

Studio problems and theories concentrating on urbanism and urban design techniques. Issues and sites range from high-density urban in-fill to suburban and greenfield development in American and other contexts. Studio theories explore such topics as Contextualism, Neo-Traditional design, Transit Oriented Development, density, sustainable development, building typology, and street design.

American architecture from the late 17th to the 21st century.

Survey of Greek architecture from 750-100 B.C.

Survey of Roman architecture from 500 B.C. To A.D. 325.

Pre-1500 World Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visual literacy with regard to the worldwide legacy of design thinking and cultural production through architecture.

Post-1500 - World Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visual literacy with regard to the legacy of design thinking and cultural production through architecture.

Survey of architectural theories - theories of architectural design, representation and urban design from antiquity to the present day.

Studies metrics of sustainability as included in rating standards, including LEED. All students will take the LEED GA test.

Renaissance architectural principles and trends in the 15th and 16th centuries and their modifications in the Baroque period.

Architectural trends and principles from 1750 to the present, with emphasis on developments since the mid-19th century.

Architectural history from World War II to the present.

Theories of analysis and design related to vertical surface. Exercises include documentation, analysis, and design of facades.

Investigation of the relationship between drawing from life and architectural drawing, the conventions of architectural drawing and the role of architectural drawing as a means to develop, communicate, and generate architectural ideas.

Study of visual principles of architectural and urban precedents through graphic analysis. Exercises include on-site observation, documentation and analysis. Focuses on the development of an architect's sketchbook as a tool for life-long learning.

Principles and methods of site analysis; the influence of natural and man-made site factors on site design and architectural form.

Strategies of sustainability as related to the broader context of architectural problem solving.

Building constructions methods and materials are examined through case studies to explore the means and techniques applied to the material execution of building and BIM. Focus on an understanding of the organization of the design and construction process and awareness of building and zoning codes, material systems and types.

Sustainable systems in architecture examines the nature of the global problem, environmental economics, understanding the local environment, bioclimatic design, solar control and shading, solar access zoning, residential scale energy design issues, commerical scale energy design issues and urban scale energy design issues.

This course covers the basic principles of architectural structures, including the influence of geometric, sectional, and material properties related to flexure and shear in beam and framed systems; vector mechanics with application to analysis of trusses, catenaries, and arches; diagrammatic analysis of beams for bending moment, shear, and deflection as well as the study of structural framing systems for vertical and lateral loads.

This course covers the basics principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and composite materials and compares the properties and applications of materials generally. It investigates cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and in shear, and torsion as well as the stability of beams and columns. The qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials is also covered.

Environmental systems in architecture presents the theory, quantification, and architectural design implications for heating ventilating and air conditioning, water and waste, fire protection, electricity, illumination, acoustics, and vertical transportation.

Integrated Project Delivery is examined from design to implementation through an exploration of building construction, architectural design and construction management perspectives. Experiential learning through BIM is focused on case studies of built and unbuilt architectural projects.

Introduction to computer utilization, with emphasis on digital design media. Examine digital drawing and modeling to understand the role of design applications of digital processes, techniques and concepts in architecture.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is explored as pertains to collaboration and communication in the design and construction of buildings and building systems. Practical and empirical learning using BIM software and case studies of real world projects and construction scenarios.

Examine National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) student performance criteria in the context of architectural education. Contextualize NAAB accredited curricula and examine the relationship to graduate study and professional practice, including the Intern Development Program (IDP) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). 

Integrated and comprehensive building and site design. Course content bridges the gap between design and technology, between practice and education, in a studio setting. Explorations include the integration of conceptual and technical aspects of architectural form and assembly, highlighting the ways in which multiple layers of a building design are developed and coordinated.

Topical architectural design studio with concentration on advanced theoretical, programmatic, contextual, and/or technical issues, with topical inquiry addressing but not limited to: architectural competitions, housing, sustainable design, collegiate architecture, regional architecture, classicism versus modernity.

Technology in design of buildings. Application of technological issues in building design; integration of technology in architecture; technology as a form determinant in architecture; other conceptual and philosophical issues related to the application of technology in the design, construction, and use of buildings.

Advanced investigation of historical problems in modern architecture.

Advanced investigation into the history, and practice of urban design, planning, and development.

Advanced investigation into problems of analysis and evaluation of the design of urban areas, spaces, and complexes with emphasis on physical and social considerations; effects of public policies through case studies. Field observations.

Advanced use of computer technology in design. Use of digital design processes and conceptual methodologies to study design alternatives and realization. Methods and techniques of digital design representation, simulation, or fabrication to explore and test concepts and integration of digital technologies into the architectural design process. 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is examined in depth relativwe to Integrated Project Delivery methods as pertains to collaboration and communication in the design and construction of buildings and building systems. Practical and empirical learning using BIM software and case studies of real world projects and construction scenarios.

Comprehension of major themes in the development of architectural building techniques and culture value systems in architecture are developed through lecture, discussion and analysis of seminal readings and buildings.

Regional characteristics of culture, climate, and landscape as determinants world architecture.

Studio problems and theories concentrating on urbanism and urban design techniques. Issues and sites range from high density urban in-fill to suburban and greenfield development in American and other contexts. Studio theories explore such topics as Contextualism, Neo-Traditional design, Transit-Oriented Development, density, sustainable development building typology, and street design.

Project management, organizational, legal, economic and ethical aspects of architecture.

Directed research and preparation of thesis program.

Complements the research of ARCH 799, with presentation of the design research to student's thesis committee.

Development of master's thesis.

 

First-time registrants for ARCH 799 must take 6 credit hours.  Should a thesis extend into an additional term, students must register for 1 credit hour of coursework.

An introduction into the theories of the everyday with the context of the American built environment. The course focuses primarily on the American experience of underrepresented, minority and immigrant communities, both historical and contemporary. The course attempts to challenge what is meant by "American" in describing the American everyday built environment. (Previously HISP619E)

An introduction to the wide range of ideas underpinning the practice of preservation covered through readings, discussions, presentations, class projects and field trips. 

An overview of common research methods and documentation tools used in historic preservation. Introductions to graphic documentation, building investigation, historical research, socioeconomic data collection and analysis. (Previously HISP 619Q, HISP 610).

Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval from the student’s advisor.

This course provides an opportunity to look in depth at the national historic preservation program—that is the federal, tribal, state and local (city and county) public sector preservation activities being undertaken in accordance with public policy set by laws, regulations, standards and guidelines. (Previously HISP 619M)  

This seminar course examines the broader social and ethnic dimensions of historic preservation practice that have impacted the field since the “culture wars” of the 1990s. Through weekly case studies of local, national and international sites, students will explore these issues and apply newly emerging methodologies to their final case study project. (Previously HISP 628E) 

Introduces students to legal, advocacy and public policy issues in the field of historic preservation. Student activities will be designed to teach basic working knowledge of relevant legal subjects, including historic preservation ordinances, state and federal preservation statutes, and important constitutional issues. (Previously HISP 619C) 

This course will introduce students to issues related to archaeological resources and preservation. Topics will include method and theory in American archaeology, archaeology in support of architectural history, archaeology and the NHPA, archaeological site preservation and conservation, and curation and collections management. Students will have a chance to work at an archaeological site to experience field excavation techniques and challenges, and will visit other archaeological sites and curation facilities in the area. (Previously HISP619A)

Students carry out a group preservation project in a local community, from inception and problem formulation through completion. Guided carefully by a faculty team, students will conduct research, interact with communities, perform analyses, and propose solutions for an issue or problem of direct relevance to a local community and client group.

This course will explore the history, theory and practice of vernacular architecture studies. Looking at the "common buildings of particular regions and time periods," the course will prepare students for studying and documenting these buildings in terms of both analysis and documentation, as well as thinking about the patterns and meanings of their use at both the individual and community level. Vernacular architecture studies draws on a broad theoretical perspective that engages many disciplines and critical approaches.

Students will secure a summer internship with an organization engaged in historic preservation work (this can be a public agency, nonprofit or private firm). The student will formulate a plan of work and a series of pedagogical goals to satisfy both the practical needs of the project and the academic requirements for the course.

This course introduces students to the analysis of historic buildings, building systems and materials. The overall emphasis is on assessing the condition of a building and its parts, and formulating a preservation strategy based on it. Conservation methods will be discussed through the introduction of philosophies and specific techniques. (Previously HISP619T)

This course introduces students to a range of economic theories, methods, and issues that must be considered in the practice of historic preservation. Case studies related to community economic development, adaptive reuse, tax credit programs, project finance and land use will be presented in this course.

This course provides students in the Certificate Program with an opportunity to develop a portfolio of their work, to include research and seminar papers from each of their preservation courses. In addition, students will prepare an overview essay articulating how the content they have learned in Certificate courses has helped shape their work and reflect on preservation issues and philosophical approaches related to their work.

Part 1 of independent applied research project investigating the preservation of a particular site or a specialized issue in historic preservation. The course includes several group seminars during the semester to discuss project development and research strategies, and prepare a proposal and annotated bibliography.

Part 2 of independent, applied research project investigating the preservation of a particular site or a specialized issue in historic preservation. The course includes group seminars during the semester to discuss project progress, and concludes with a presentation/defense of project and presentation of final paper.

RDEV 688T/689Z, Introduction to Real Estate Principles, Process and Practice/Finance (3)

Students with no background in finance or real estate and limited skill with financial tools may be required to take RDEV 689C/689V, 6 credits of introductory course in real estate practice, to obtain the necessary background skills, preparatory to moving on to the required core courses.

 

RDEV 688K, Tax and Accounting for Developers (3)

Students may take this either as a required preparatory course or as an elective, as it provides both the language and practice of tax and accounting to prepare developers to work closely with accountants in structuring complex financings and sophisticated tax advantaged projects.

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RDEV 688V, Introduction to Appraisal and Valuation (3)

A focused course in valuation that requires students to complete a professional appraisal report.

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RDEV 689M, Market Analysis and Valuation (3)

An elective or leveling course that introduces students to market analysis and requires them to undertake a market study.

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RDEV 688A, Development Law, Process and Ethics (3)

A required course that presents foundational knowledge about real property, contracts, administrative and constitutional law, business ethics, and an introduction to process and practice of real estate development. 

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RDEV 630, Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance (3)

Required course that covers the basic concepts in financing real estate development as well as providing practical capabilities in understanding and creating project pro formas.  This course is a prerequisite for more advanced finance courses.

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RDEV 688G, Planning Policy, Practice and Politics for Developers (3)

A course designed to meet the core requirement for learning the entitlements process, as well as some planning theory and practice along with intensive study of one or two key planning issues, such as transportation planning, preservation regulation, environmental policy and practice, etc. 

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RDEV 688J, Principles of Urban Design (3)

Students without a design background are required to take one of two courses offered to provide functional knowledge of architectural language, theory and practice to facilitate effective engagement with design professionals and urban planners. 

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RDEV 650, Essentials of Design and Construction Management (3)

Students without construction background must take one or two courses that focus on either construction, or one  covering  construction methods and materials. 

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RDEV 689D, Property, Asset and Portfolio Management (3)

Students are required to take one of the courses offered to address the asset management and operations of real estate properties:  multi-family residential, commercial office and retail properties, hospitality, or commercial leasing.

 

RDEV 688L, Commercial Leasing (3)

A course that addresses both legal and financial aspects of commercial leasing.

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RDEV 688E, Managing Differences, Negotiating Agreements (3)

This is a required course in negotiating theory and practice that provides a critical skill that intersects all phases and aspects of successful real estate development.

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RDEV 688P, Entrepreneurship for Real Estate Developers (3)

An elective course addressing the challenges of starting and managing a real estate development company.  Business strategies are shared by successful developers in the region with each student presenting their business plan at the conclusion of the course.

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RDEV 688Y, Issues in Sustainability in Business and Finance (3)

An elective for students interested in enhancing their knowledge of sustainability practices being incorporated into current business.

 

RDEV 688I, Capstone (3)

Each student completes a Capstone Course to integrate and apply knowledge by undertaking a project that is either:  a) Practice Based – including a feasibility analysis of a proposed project, schematic design, cost estimation and complete financial analysis, or b) Research Based – an approved analytical or theoretical paper exploring a relevant development topic or problem.  The practice-based course is undertaken with a small group mentored by a local developer.

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RDEV 350, Introduction to Sustainable Real EstateDevelopment: Principles and Practice

RDEV 350 is an introduction to the basic principles of real estate development – that is "how communities get built and how value is created." Sustainable real estate development is focused on how to develop real estate that satisfies a quadruple bottom line of (1) social responsibility and community building; (2) sustainable design and construction; (3) environmental sensitivity; and (4) financial feasibility as the underpinning principles of excellent development.   The course will provide students with an understanding of each of these principles and examine the intersections among them.  

 

RDEV 250, People, Planet and Profit: Building Sustainable Places

The course is designed to be an introduction to the 4 disciplines represented in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation: architecture and urban design, urban planning, historic preservation and real estate development. These disciplines work together to create a more sustainable environment for the future by using the School's interpretation of the quadruple bottom line: socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and design sustainability. The course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental scholarship and processess of each of these diciplines and examine the intersection between them. Students will learn by applying the approaches of the 4 disciplines through a series of case studies. 

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RDEV 689K, International Development

To acquaint students with (1) the international real estate development industry (2), an understanding of the motivations and the cultural differences encountered by U.S. developers overseas (3) as well as the nature of development, regulatory, political and economic perspectives in the global arena focused on a strategy for the immediate and lineal steps on a country chosen by the student. 

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RDEV 635, Capital Markets and Investments

RDEV 635 provides students with (1) a basic introduction to the public capital market sources of financial capital for real estate, (2) familiarity with alternative methods of financing real estate development, (3) basic concepts of single-family and multifamily mortgage financing, tax increment financing, payment in lieu of taxes financing, special assessment financing, low income housing tax credits, REITs,CMBS, LISC financing,capital fund financing, and induatrial revenue bond financing. 

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RDEV 689R, Retail Real Estate Development and Asset Management

The objectives of the course are for students to (1) gain an understanding of the evolution of the retail industry in the United States by examining its historical context, including past future development opportunities, (2) develop a comprehensive understanding of the "Commodity/Specialty" retail paradigm and its real world application to successful retail development (3) provide students with the skills and techniques necessary to succesfully execute development, redevelopment and management of real estate assets in the 21st Century, and (4) facilitate Students' successful execution of a fully integrated retail development plan as a final requirement of the course.

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Additional Electives are available in affordable housing finance, adaptive reuse design, preservation economics, and a multiplicity of courses in architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture and historic preservation from Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, School of Public Policy, Smith School of Business, and Clark School of Engineering.

Also offered as URSP118R. Credit will be granted for one of the following: RDEV150 or URSP118R.

An exploration, through an interdisciplinary approach, of a number of issues related to making cities more sustainable in terms of environmental protection, economic opportunity, and social justice. The course assist students to develop skills in critical analysis and systems thinking and to use those skills in analyzing sustainability related problems and potential solutions, and to expand students' understanding of the political implications of crafting and moving towards a sustainable urban future.

No Catalog description available.

Exploration of the different needs of diverse economic, racial/ethnic, and gender groups that live and work in cities, the historical background of differences, the impact of societal structures and group cultures, and how public and private policies do and can affect different groups.

No Catalog description available.

 Field observation techniques; measurement and the research process; conducting focus groups; interview techniques; survey methods; principles of sampling; data and analysis presentations with IGNITE; preparing team presentations and poster sessions; action research / ethics.

 Basic concepts in statistics and probability; common data sources used in planning and policy analysis; thinking logically about policy problems and employing quantitative methods when appropriate;  hands-on knowledge of Excel and SPSS software packages and elegant methods of computation in those environments; effective communicate of research findings; and specialized methods used in planning and policy analysis, particularly those designed to describe spatial and temporal phenomena.

 

Land use concepts and definitions: legal context for planning; markets and planning; planning for housing, community services, employment, utilities, and transportation; zoning; subdivision regulations; growth management; plan implementation.

 

Legal framework for U.S. planning; approaches to the planning process; tools and technology; systems thinking; defining problems and issues; soliciting goals and values; developing and making good presentations; public participation; developing and evaluating alternatives and scenarios; plan evaluation; developing RFPs.

 

Examination of key, selected major events and issues in U.S. planning history and the development of the planning profession; exploration of major themes in planning theory and practical applications of them; and analysis of the relationship of history and theory.

 

Fundamental concepts and principles in microeconomics (such as utility, demand and supply, elasticity, opportunity cost, and substitution); b) economic theories such as consumer theory and production theory; c) market failures; d) theoretical and empirical understanding of urban functions, intra-metropolitan location of activities, and the role of metropolitan planning in a market economy; e) conceptual and analytical framework for studying the function and structure of metropolitan areas.

The interrelationship between transportation and land use. What are the impacts of various transportation modes on land use patterns, and how can land use solutions influence travel demand. The integration of transportation into master planning and site impact analysis. Using quantitative methods to understand the land use and transportation linkage.

 

 Examines selected, key topics associated with growth management, defined as policies and strategies by which governments attempt to control the amount, location, pace, pattern and quality of development within their jurisdictions.  The course places growth management in the context of domestic and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve environmental quality, preserve critical land resources and wildlife habitat, promote “sustainable development”, and address social equity issues.

Spatial patterns of employment and populations, and models of urban and regional growth and decline. Focus on application of economic theory and urban planning techniques to issues of local economic development and planning.

Planning, Architectural and Public Policy students are introduced to the real estate development process primarily from the point of view of the private entrepreneurial developer. It will include the steps in undertaking a real estate development from the initial concept to the property management and final disposition, the basic financial and tax concepts underlying real estate development, a review of national housing policy,including public-private partnerships, and solving specific real estate development problems using financial spread-sheets.

Analyses of planning approaches and methods that can help communities – particularly low income communities – become stronger, more cohesive, and more capable of serving their interests. Examines urban poverty; urban politics; history, concepts and practice of community development; and community development approaches and methods.

 A graduate seminar investigating the problem of building a more sustainable future for the Baltimore-Washington Region.  Students will work on independent projects of their choosing in fields such as energy, demographics, sustainability, transportation, and housing, relating their project to the problem of creating a sustainable future.  Guest lecturers present on a variety of subjects, covering demographic and economic modeling, land use analysis and modeling, and environmental issues.

Practical training in the use of such urban design software as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, AutoCAD and SketchUp.

 Fundamental concepts, hands-on experience and real-world applications of such urban planning technologies as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data visualization, 3D modeling, mash-ups, digital design tools, web surveys, photo/video sharing (web/video conferencing), crowdsourcing web publishing and tools, search engine optimization, blogs, Twitter and social networking, 

Skills development in the use of advanced GIS methods, including  CommunityViz, a set of software tools for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating about potential futures of a given community.  Prerequisite:  URSP 688L-Planning Technology.

 Introduction to theory and concepts useful in transportation policy making and planning, with emphasis on economics and finance.  Development of  basic understanding of transportation modeling and forecasting.

No Catalog description available.

URSP 688Z explores the changing patterns of immigration and ethno-cultural diversity that are shaping new geographies of race and immigration, and the various forms, meanings, and uses of urban space; explores strategies for improving planning processes, policies, built spaces, and the culture of planning to support an appreciation of and right to difference in the city and the ethical and equitable treatment for all residents.

Intensive community planning group field work, typically five days a week for four weeks. Often outside the USA. Application of class work to actual planning and policy challenges. Students seeking to meet the URSP studio requirement must also take URSP 706.

Intensive analysis and report-preparation of work completed in URSP 705 Held in College Park. Students seeking to meet the URSP studio requirement must also take URSP 705.

The studio course simulates the practice of planning in a real-world setting. It provides an opportunity for students to learn through doing, with faculty providing guidance rather than instruction, building on the students' previously-acquired knowledge, skills, and ability. Additional learning-which may include invited speakers, discussions, and library research-may be needed to further the project, but the format is more like on-the-job training than a lecture, seminar or laboratory class. Because each studio deals with dynamics outside the classroom, and because it involves group interaction, each is a unique experience. Even with the most careful preparation, unanticipated things may happen in the course of a project; learning to deal with them is part of the studio experience.

Formerly: URSP703. Credit will only be granted for one of the following: URSP703 or URSP709.

An advanced faculty-guided seminar for students preparing their final research projects.

Directed research and study of selected aspects of urban studies and planning. Repeatable to a maximum of six credits if the topics are significantly different.

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Directed thesis study.  Contact department for additional information.

Relations between theory and practice in planning. Ways of developing and using knowledge in collective action. Challenges to organizing for planning, finding knowledge useful for planning and balancing social attachments with free inquiry.

Addresses fundamental aspects of research desing for Ph.D students in urban planning and policy-related fields. Topics include principles of research design, formulating a feasible hypothesis and identifying appropriate methodology for testing hypotheses eg. qualitative methods, quantitative methods, survey research. Writing of proposals and dissertation. Publication, presentation, and funding.

Introduces Ph.D. students to current metropolitan issues. Focus is on the historical development of the issue, problem definition, methodological approaches to its study, methodological dilemmas, and the ways that different conclusions are translated into policy. Topics vary from semester to semester but include such topics as the spatial mismatch hpothesis, the impact of urban design and form on travel behavior, the impact of technology on urban form, the justification for historic preservation, and sustainable development.

No Catalog description available.

No Catalog description available.