SARC 1500 courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 20 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.).
Analyzes methods used in quantitative and qualitative investigations of urban and regional settings for planning purposes.
This course introduces major legal issues surrounding land-use and environmental issues, focusing on the most notable U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to land use and environmental law, as well as the legal framework for land use law and environmental law.
Structured internship experience and reporting as a reflective practitioner for ten weeks or 200 hours of experience.
Elective courses offered at the request of faculty or students to provide an opportunity for internships, fieldwork, and independent study.
Elective courses offered at the request of faculty or students to provide an opportunity for internships, fieldwork, or independent study. Prerequisite: Planning faculty approval of topic.
Course examines the production of affordable housing in different real estate markets in the USA. Covers US housing policy, local and state planning parameters and the use of critical tools including tax credits, TIF, public private partnerships and equity-limiting models such as community land trusts.
The course emulates the real estate development process in a specific geographic and socio-economic setting. In this studio, students will form small teams assigned to develop a project for a specific site. The students begin with site analysis, develop a proposed "product," conduct all the key financial analyses, and identify and develop the materials that would be necessary to move the project through public approval.
Varies annually to meet the needs of graduate students.
Individual study directed by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Planning faculty approval of topic.
This course examines major legal issues surrounding land use planning and environmental protection. Intended to introduce students to critical legal concepts (e.g., due process, precedent, standing) as well as the parameters set for planning by the US Constitution, key Constitutional amendments, and various statutes including main federal environmental laws. Where appropriate state level laws and cases are reviewed.
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.
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor.
This course examines major legal issues surrounding land use planning & environmental protection. Intended to introduce students to critical legal concepts (e.g.,due process,precedent,standing) as well as the parameters set for planning by the US Constitution,key Constitutional amendments, & various statutes including main federal environmental laws.Where appropriate state level laws and cases are reviewed. Ph.D. students will have additional requirements.
A thesis is optional for the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree. Students should begin early to explore topics and to identify potential committee members. A guideline document is available.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.