2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Urban Professionals (URP)

URP 192  Introduction Urban Planning  (3 Credits)  

This course is specifically designed to explore, the relationship between social planning and, physical planning. Students are informed about how, cities function and how cities change. The, components of city life, which will be discussed,, include housing, urban revitalization, /redevelopment, new towns, the environment, etc. , In general, the course provides a broad historical, and contemporary view of urban living and, encourages students to think about innovative ways, to solving evolutionary and recent problems of, urban life.

URP 192H  Honors Intro Urban Planning  (3 Credits)  

This course is specifically designed to explore, the relationship between social planning and, physical planning. Students are informed about how, cities function and how cities change. The, components of city life, which will be discussed,, include housing, urban revitalization, /redevelopment, new towns, the environment, etc. , In general, the course provides a broad historical, and contemporary view of urban living and, encourages students to think about innovative ways, to solving evolutionary and recent problems of, urban life.

URP 285  Urban Land Use Planning  (3 Credits)  

Study of the management and the use of land in primarily urban centers, including an analysis of the evolution, legislative support, scope and nature of land use planning and management. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation and discussion of various development projects and the public's role in influencing land use development decisions.

URP 292  Urban Planning Law  (3 Credits)  

In this course, the student will discuss the concepts, regulations, legislation and interpretation of land use laws as well as review and discuss city planning law cases. In addition, there will be discussions of social, economic, political and environmen

URP 292H  Honors Urban Planning Law  (3 Credits)  

Survey, debate and critical thinking relative to , cases, legislation and terminology relative, to planning law.

URP 355  Urban Economic Development Planning  (3 Credits)  

Study of the economic vitality of established central cities in conjunction with regions within metropolitan areas. Primary emphasis is placed on the internal structure of urban areas, including the dynamics of central city economics. There is an analysis of the dependence of residents upon unstable private capital decisions within a city or region, and the deleterious effects which capital migration has upon the quality of life in the central city and its environs.

URP 380  Housing and Community Development  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to both the rationale and techniques for providing assistance in the community development and city development process. There is an examination of the myriad of institutional and market forces, as well as socioeconomic and demographic factor