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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
UP 406 — Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Grengs,Joseph Donald

FA 2007
Credits: 3

The course provides an introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and how it may be applied to solve urban planning problems. Emphasis is on basic principles and concepts of GIS, theory and tools of spatial analysis, and broad exposure to GIS applications. Topics include history of GIS, hardware/software requirements, spatial data types, data formats and sources, spatial analysis techniques, making maps and reports, and fundamentals of database design.

Advisory Prerequisite: Introductory statistics (UP 503 or equivalent).

UP 423 — Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

A comprehensive introductory course. Methods and processes in governmental planning and development of human activity systems requiring space, capital, and management components in the metropolitan environment. Major topics include: space and location planning, zoning and subdivision regulations, urban form and design, new town planning, housing urban renewal, transportation, metropolitan intergovernmental relations, comprehensive urban developmental planning, population and economic planning studies, planning techniques and methods. Emphasis is placed on recent developments and emerging problems.

UP 426 — Urban Redevelopment
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Chaffers,James A; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

A forum for exploring how our individual career pursuits might be collectively focused toward the achievement of common ideals.

PEDAGOGIC STRUCTURE: Taught from the perspective of an urban scholar-architect, this course is organized around issues of Equity, Cosmology, Spirituality, Community, and Technology. These fluid points of departure are intended as guides for a spirited exploration of the explicit (and subtle) connections between people, land, and power in our cities and the specific effects of these linkages upon contemporary urban rebuilding. Intended primarily for students with non-architectural backgrounds, seminar explorations are aimed at providing a broadened philosophical understanding of the Who and Why of contemporary urban redevelopment policies — particularly as such policies impact on emerging back-to-the-city movements — here, and abroad. Building upon time-honored social intentions inherent in urban design and city planning practices, the seminar encourages each of us to gain a view of ourselves as vanguards and environmental stewards necessarily engaged in 'directed' change.

UP 526 — Sociocultural Issues in Planning and Architecture
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Harper-Anderson,Elsie L; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Throughout U.S. history, socio-cultural factors have influenced the formation of places, and consequently, social relations and conditions within them. Yet, the fields of planning and architecture have traditionally not emphasized issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, class relations, immigration status (among other) as central topics to be addressed. The purpose of this course is to examine socio-cultural issues and their significance to planning and architecture practice and education. The course has three main goals:

  1. Students will gain an understanding of the historical role that social and cultural factors have played in shaping the current context within which planning and architecture work takes place;
  2. Students will engage in critical examination of theories and practices that shape the fields of planning and architecture and their social implications; and
  3. Students will reflect on the current and desired roles carried out by planners and architects in deliberately or inadvertently affecting social conditions.

Advisory Prerequisite: Enrollment in ARCH/UP/Landscape ARCH/permission of instructor

 
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