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Images and implications of the community of the future. Envisioning the future, the nature of the community, community development and planning, strategic planning, futuristic theory and practice, paradigms and dilemmas, sustainable development, neo-traditional town planning, the new urbanism, and sustainable design. Multi-media presentations. Exploration, description, and explanation of the emerging imperatives affecting our homes and towns. Critical thinking about global issues within local environmental, economic, and socio-cultural contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Field of community and regional planning introduced and studied in relation to the history of cities, urbanization, and regionalization. Origins and evolution of American urban and regional planning practice. The planning process as a response to social, political, physical, and economic factors is analyzed. Introduces the community comprehensive planning process, plan implementation, and functional areas of planning.
This course is a prerequisite for: CRPL 415
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8
Prereqs: CRPL 400/800 parallel.
Comprehensive analysis of public policies and programs for housing, urban renewal, and large-scale development and a consideration of their social, political, and environmental implications at the neighborhood, community, and regional scale. Formulation of housing and renewal policy and programs as a part of the community and regional planning process and related regulation and stimulation efforts, and to the design, construction, and marketing processes as they affect or are affected by public housing policies and the private sector. The methodology, processes, results, problems, and changing nature of the federal urban renewal program considered in detail.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Introduces and familiarizes the student with the theory and practice of fund-raising and grant writing. Overview of the principles and concepts of philanthropy and the basic issues of fund-raising. Skills of writing a case statement, conducting a donor search and analysis, designing a fund-raising vehicle, and writing grant applications in "real world" situations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Opportunity for acquiring skill and working experience in the use of microcomputer- and minicomputer-based CADD systems as applied to physical and environmental planning, urban design, and computer cartography. Productive techniques of using CADD equipment and software to perform site planning, mapping, site analysis, and site selection tasks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CRPL 830 or introductory level GIS or equivalent or permission.
Provides advanced level instruction on the knowledge and methods needed for the complex spatial analysis in developing and utilizing geographic information in planning. The main subjects to be covered are advanced analysis with raster, network analysis, 3D modelling and visualization, spatial-statistical analysis, and geodatabase management. This course also includes wide variety of real world settings for GIS analysis and spatial decision making in planning - from a broad and practical perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
This course provides an introduction of contemporary theories, principles, and methods of environmental survey and analysis in environmental design and planning. It includes an analysis of the critical environmental elements, their interrelationships, and human interactions in environmental design and planning. This course emphasizes synthesizing Geographical Information System (GIS) spatial analysis skills and environmental analysis knowledge into a coherent concept for practical applications. By the end of the course, it is expected that students will have the ability to use GIS to perform environmental spatial analysis and site analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
The central goal of the course is to help students think critically about issues related to people's quality of life in contemporary communities.  How the quality of life of individuals and groups is influenced by the social, psychological, physical, economic and demographic conditions in their environment.  It teaches how to systematically carry out an applied research project--how to study a research problem, analyze data, and effectively communicate the results of the research.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Social planning and policy introduced and studied through a historical presentation of US social welfare policy, an exploration of models and methods utilized by government and human service agencies in the planning of social programs, and an analysis of contemporary social policy issues. Includes privatization, universalism vs. selectivity, race and ethnicity, homelessness, and poverty.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Introduces principles and practices of planning, design, and implementation for multiple-structure built environments. Influences of physical, social, environmental, and economic factors upon planned and designed environments. Various planning and design methods, processes, and products introduced. Means of project implementation explored, and examples of existing and proposed projects studied.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Introduces environmental planning, including its history and origins. Major environmental issues throughout the world, and the roles of planning in addressing these problems. Environmental planning process and environmental legislation.
This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 487
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
This class provides an overview of “environmental impact assessment” in the United States. This course explores how to conduct environmental impact assessments, environmental impact analysis, review of environmental impact statements, and use of various regulatory review processes. It emphasizes the significant environmental legislation - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA applies to all federal agencies and most of the projects and decisions. This class introduces the background and implementation of the NEPA, and explains the preparation of environmental impact statements (EISs). This class covers the major themes of environmental impacts assessment, including air pollution, water quality, land resources, cultural resources, archaeology, traffic, noise, transportation, and so on. This interdisciplinary class fits students in all departments, including Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Wildlife and Fisheries, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Policy, and others.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Overview of theory, principles, methodology, and procedures of planning for hazards, disasters, and emergencies in communities and regions, with the goal of reducing vulnerabilities and increasing resiliency in the disaster management cycle: mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CRPL 475/875
Water Quality Strategy Crosslisted as AGRO 475/875, CIVE 475/875, GEOL 475/875, MSYM 475/875, NRES 475/875, POLS 475/875, SOCI 475/875, SOIL 475, WATS 475
Prereqs: Senior standing or permission.
Capstone course.
Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Exploration, analysis, and application of recreation and park planning principles and practices. An understanding of park planning at the local, regional, and national level developed.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Introduces the theory and principles of economic development planning. Concepts, analytical approaches, and theories of economic growth of local communities introduced. Consideration of local economic development plans for small communities. International perspectives of economic development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Introduction to urbanization and planning in developing countries. Examines the social, economic, and spatial organization of Third World cities, including international trends, theories of development, life in these cities, and how the people and governments of Third World countries attempt to cope with their problems and plan for a better future.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CRPL 489/889
Urbanization of Rural Landscapes Crosslisted as AGRO 489/889, HORT 489/889
Prereqs: Senior standing, graduate standing, or permission.
Development converts rural landscapes into housing, roads, malls, parks, and commercial uses. This process fragments landscapes and changes ecosystem functions, drives up land prices, and pushes agriculture into more marginal areas.This multi-disciplinary, experiential course guides students in learning about the urbanization process, the impacts on landscapes, people, and the community, and the choices that are available to informed citizens.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Aspects of community and regional planning not covered elsewhere in the curriculum are presented as the need arises.
Credit Hours: 1-9
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing and permission.
Individual or group investigations of problems relating to community and regional planning.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 9
Course Delivery: Classroom

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