Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
Office location and address
Peyton House #106
110 Bayly DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Varies annually to meet the needs of graduate students.
This course familiarizes students with current technical, ethical, and regulatory aspects of Smart Cities development. It introduces the civic technology framework and ethos as a bridge between emerging technologies, local governance, and community priorities. Students will design and deploy a web application in collaboration with partners outside the university that advances the public interest. Tools may include R, shiny, MySQL, Git, AWS.
Adaptation refers to actions taken at the individual, local, regional, and national levels to reduce the risks posed by a changing climate. This course contrasts the theory and academic research of climate adaptation planning with the state of practice in communities around Virginia. Anticipated impacts such as sea level rise, heat waves, and coastal storms will be explored as well as implications for natural ecosystems & urban infrastructure.
This course serves as the fourth semester integrative class for the MUEP. Students work on a group project for a community client. Course entails understanding and drafting MOUs, creating concrete work plans, engaging with the public, gathering data and investigating strategies and alternatives. Final product should be a meaningful, implementable planning document for community use.
Required second semester technology class introducing students to the fundamental applications of geographic information systems central to planning analysis and practice.