Course Schedule for Summer 2018


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MPUP-500-40

MPUP 500-01 Ethics and Planning Practice

The core course explores the values and decisions related to the ethical practice of urban planning in a democratic society. Students investigate the ethical decisions as well as the professional issues they may encounter as a planner. The course reviews the theories of urban planning and community and the environmental and social issues involved in planning. The planner’s role in regard to the ethical treatment of all members of a community, as well as issues of social justice, diversity, economic equity, resource allocation, environmental health, environmental sustainability and public process are also included in course content.

Note: Additional 90 min. distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPUP-500-40
  • CRN: 15026
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Kralovec, P. , Zimbabwe, J.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-605-40

Geographic Information Systems

This seminar is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and their application in the field of urban planning, asset management and public administration. Designed as an introduction to this dynamic field, the course explores both mastery of ESRI-based software platforms as well as an introduction to the theories of geo-coded datasets and their utility as a decision-making tool. This course will include guest lecturers introducing contemporary innovations of GIS-applications and will conclude in a student project which utilizes spatial analysis techniques as a fundamental method of understanding communities and the built-environment in which they live and work.

Note: Additional 90 minute distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPUP-605-40
  • CRN: 14290
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Murphy, J.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-901-40

Independent Study: Urban Planning

Independent study in Urban and Regional Planning is an opportunity for students to engage in targeted research and learning in either an academic or professional context. Students must apply to take this course in the previous semester using the special application form. Once approved, students will be assigned an academic advisor to conduct their research project. All students are required to make an oral presentation at the conclusion of their research.

Note: Two additional 105-min. distance learning component required.


MPUP-805-40

New Urban Technologies

Can we plan for the introduction of new technology into the city? How are information technologies being deliberately integrated into urban sites and systems? This studio class allows students to work collaboratively with industry stakeholders to explore how new technologies enable new “solutions” to a variety of new urban “problems”. The course will engage external professionals and stakeholders in and outside of the classroom. Final work products will include student created strategies which blend technology management with urban planning strategy. This class forces all students engage in a process of creative problem-solving and design thinking. Exercises will emphasize methods of problem definition, documentation, interdisciplinary analysis and scenario-based analysis. Effective communication skills will be honed in order to translate complex interdisciplinary problems into understandable and actionable presentations.

Note: This course is cross-listed with MPS-TM (MPTM 809). Additional 90-min distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPUP-805-40
  • CRN: 16111
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Pyke, C.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-802-63   Canceled

Pacific Cities Sustainability

This seminar will explore the rise of unprecedented urban development trends in across the continent of Asia and explore the challenges associated with harnessing the process of urbanization as a tool for producing social and environmental outcomes. The course will culminate in a 9-day trip to a city in Asia in order to participate in site visits and a professional leadership summit. Students will be responsible for conducting research on a special topic of their choosing, documenting their observations in the field and preparing a final presentation and booklet which explores contemporary innovations in urban development and community planning. Special travel fee.

Note: Students will not receive a refund of the travel fee after May 29, 2018. This is the 0-credit section of the Pacific Cities Sustainability course.

  • Course #: MPUP-802-63
  • CRN: 16292
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-802-62

Pacific Cities Sustainability

This seminar will explore the rise of unprecedented urban development trends in across the continent of Asia and explore the challenges associated with harnessing the process of urbanization as a tool for producing social and environmental outcomes. The course will culminate in a 9-day trip to a city in Asia in order to participate in site visits and a professional leadership summit. Students will be responsible for conducting research on a special topic of their choosing, documenting their observations in the field and preparing a final presentation and booklet which explores contemporary innovations in urban development and community planning. Special travel fee.

Note: Students will not receive a refund of the travel fee after May 29, 2018. This is the 3-credit section of the course. Additional 90 minute distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPUP-802-62
  • CRN: 15483
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Brandes, U.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-950-40

Planning Capstone

The Capstone course represents the culminating research necessary to be awarded the masters degree. Students will conduct primary research and present their academic findings in both oral and written form. Students must prepare a special application to be accepted in this course which outlines the topic and methodology of their research. Upon approval, students will work with a Capstone Advisor throughout the semester in order to complete their thesis. The student will defend their findings before a body of external professionals and academics at the end of the semester. See Student Handbook for additional requirements and restrictions.

  • Course #: MPUP-950-40
  • CRN: 14958
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Brandes, U.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPUP-755-40

Affordable Housing Strategies

This course explores municipal and regional strategies to manage housing affordability in local communities and markets. The course provides an overview of the many ways that federal and local agencies provide tools to subsidize housing costs. Structured in a case study format, this course will review alternative housing typologies and the target communities they are intended to serve.

  • Course #: MPUP-755-40
  • CRN: 14449
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Rodgers, A.
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 19, 2018
  • Class Meetings: