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Techniques in urban research, policy analysis and planning. Survey of methods and practices associated with data collection and analysis. Computer use expected.

Use of measurement, statistics, quantitative analysis, and micro-computers in urban studies and planning.

Problem formulation, goal setting, generating and assessing alternatives, implementation. Group and organizational settings in which planning takes place. Working with committees and communities, conducting meetings, making decisions, and making presentations.  Credit only granted for: URSP604, URBS656, or URBS604. Formerly: URBS604

Resource allocation in a market economy, the nature of market failures, and the justifications for public sector intervention. The limits and possibilities for planning in a market economy.

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.


Credit only granted for: URSP631 or URSP688L. Formerly: URSP688L.

Topics associated with growth management, defined as policies and strategies by which governments attempted to control the amount, location, pace, pattern and quality of development within their jurisdictions.

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.

Planning programs and policies in health, education, and social welfare. Strategies for organizational and community change and development.


Credit only granted for: URSP673, URBS683, or URBS673. Formerly: URBS673.

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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.

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.

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