Something for Everyone
The School of City & Regional Planning offers a variety of courses for students from all disciplines around Tech. Undergrads can take classes to learn more about the discipline, or complete their Certificate in Real Estate Development, and graduate students have a wide range of options for completing their master's study or augmenting their degree work in another field.
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CP 4020 - Introduction to Urban Regional Planning Provides an overview of the planning of cities and metropolitan regions. The legal and historical context as well as substantive areas of urban planning are addressed.
CP 4310 - Urban Transportation and Planning Designed to introduce the fundamentals of urban transportation planning and policy and is applicable to students in a variety of concentrations of study. The purpose of the course will be to acquaint students with transportation planning as a profession and the types of projects that transportation planners are required to conduct.
CP 4510 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems Provides a basic understanding of the tools for collecting, storing, and analyzing spatially distributed data. Basic issues of software design and application are covered.
CP 4610 - Introduction to Real Estate Investment Subjects include attributes of real property, value determinations, appraisal, investment analysis, market analysis, asset management, and public aspects.
CP 6002 - Introduction to Planning Introduction to the various subfields of planning through reading, discussion, and guest lectures by practicing planners. Course also covers professional ethics and career planning and development.
CP 6012 - Planning Theory Examines theories of planning and the public interest. Considers the roles of planners within the American political system and the historical development of the planning profession.
CP 6016 - Growth Management Law Study of legal framework of planning focusing on managing development to achieve desired outcomes for the economy, society, and the environment.
CP 6024 - Quantitative & Computer Methods Introduction to computing and quantitative methods in planning. Discusses commonly used data sources, data management, presentation techniques, and planning analytical models.
CP 6025 – Advanced Planning Methods Analytical methods in planning including inferential statistics, linear regression, and analysis of variance and how they are applied to planning problems.
CP 6031 - Economic Analysis-Planning Applications of economic principles to planning, including market theory, public goods, externalities, cost benefit analysis, and project economics.
CP 6032 - Urban Regional Development Study of theories in the structure and function of cities and regions. Emphasis on the economic forces shaping urban development.
CP 6034 – Demographic & Economic Analysis This course considers the social and economic structure of urban areas from a demographic perspective. Population structure, population change, and migration are explored.
CP 6052 - Planning Studio Analysis and preparation of alternatives for an existing neighborhood, community, or region. Emphasis on application of planning skills in a real-world situation.
CP 6105 - Land Conservation This course considers the distinctive American view of land and history of the conservation movement, then discusses the why and how of modern land conservation.
CP 6112 - Intro to Land Use This course introduces students to land use planning. The basic rationale for land use planning and its form in different states is covered.
CP 6122 - Land Use Planning Methods This course explores the techniques of land use planning and applies them to specific land use types.
CP 6213 – Urban Environmental Planning & Design This course introduces students to the basic theoretical and analytical underpinnings of urban environmental planning and design.
CP 6214 - Environmental Planning Examines the principles, processes, and methods of environmental planning. Focus on environmental science and its use in impact assessment and project evaluation.
CP 6223 - Policy Tools-Environmental Management The course covers the regulatory, market, and procedural tools used to manage the environment. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of alternative techniques.
CP 6233 - Sustainable Urban Development Explores the principles and practice of sustainable urban development and the role of planning.
CP 6241 - Water Resource Planning Fundamentals of water resources planning and watershed management. Emphasis on urban water resources problems, policies, and practices.
CP 6250 - Hazardous Waste Planning & Management Examines the planning tools and management techniques for the proper use, storage, transport, and disposal of hazardous material and waste products.
CP 6261 - Environmental Law This course introduces students to the framework of legislation that shapes environmental planning and policy, including NEPA, Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act.
CP 6311 – Introduction to Transportation Planning Overview course in transportation planning including basic principles to understanding transportation, current transportation problems, transportation policy, and decision-making processes and methods.
CP 6321 - Transportation Planning &Investment Review of transportation methods and how they interface with investment decisions. How transportation planners at the local, regional, state, and federal levels employ methods.
CP 6331 - Land Use& Transportation Overview of land use and transportation planning principles, how development impacts transportation, how transportation investments impact development patterns and air quality.
CP 6341 - Non-Motorized Access Examines role and opportunity to make walking and biking viable travel options in urban environments and how urban environments need to be designed to encourage non-motorized travel.
CP 6351 – Transportation & Economic Development Impact of transportation infrastructure investments on economic outcomes at a range of geographic scales including neighborhood, municipality, regional, and statewide.
CP 6361 - Regional Transportation Planning &Administration This course will address the administrative, political, methodological, and social issues underlying the regional transportation planning process.
CP 6412 - Economic Development Plan Policy Introduction to local economic development planning, examining theory, process and practice, international and regional factors, public and private roles.
CP 6422 - Econ Develop Analysis This course focuses on strategy development, methods of analysis, and approaches to practice for urban and regional economic development policy and planning.
CP 6432 - Industrial Restructuring Examines industrial restructuring trends and theoretical frameworks; develops industry case studies; and considers economic development planning's role in industrial restructuring.
CP 6442 - Equity, Justice& Economic Development Explores concepts and theories of equity and social justice, analysis of indicators of (in)justice/equity, and economic development planning's role in promoting equity and social justice.
CP 6452 - Urban Development Policy Introduces elements of urban policy and economic development by examining them historically, nationally, and locally. Approaches to urban development and redevelopment are analyzed.
CP 6514 - Introduction to GIS This course introduces students to spatial analysis using geographic information systems. Fundamentals of software design and geographic data are covered.
CP 6521 - Advanced GIS The course provides students with advanced spatial analysis techniques including network analysis, three-dimensional surface modeling, and GIS application development.
CP 6531 - Introduction to Remote Sensing This course introduces students to the collection and use of satellite imagery and other remote sensing data.
CP 6541 - Environmental GIS This course focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to environmental problems. It highlights the types and sources of data appropriate to those applications.
CP 6542 - Transportation & GIS Transportation data models, data processing, modeling, and service delivery in geographical information systems.
CP 6551 - Spatial Analysis-Socioecononomics This course provides students with an in-depth study of the spatial distribution of human activity, including population, housing, and employment.
CP 6561 – Geodemographics Explores important secondary data sources used by planners and analysts working with smaller geographic areas. Experience with hardware and software used to analyze data.
CP 6611 - Real Estate Finance & Development Introduction to principles of real estate finance, focusing on the role the public sector plays in making desirable development projects financially feasible.
CP 6612 - Community Development This course will examine neighborhood-based efforts, public policy, trends and practices that have shaped community development in American inner city communities since 1950.
CP 6621 - Real Estate Market Research Introduction to real estate market research with particular focus on analyses of housing and office markets.
CP 6630 - Government & Housing Markets Examination of the operation of local housing markets and national, state, regional, and local housing policies.
CP 6640 - Real Estate Development Methods Application of the development process, market and financial feasibility analyses, and public policy to large development projects. Extensive use of case studies involving professional developers.
CP 6680 - Citizen Participation Application Discusses planners' reasons for engaging communities in the planning process, evaluates various engagement methods, and produces a guide to direct future practice.
CP 6760 – Negotiation & Conflict Management Practical and theoretical instruction on techniques of negotiation and consensus building using training exercises and case studies. Emphasizes environmental, policy, planning, and development disputes. Crosslisted with PUBP 6760.
CP 6811 – Negotiation & Conflict Management Theoretical and practical instruction on techniques of negotiation and consensus building using case studies and training exercises.
CP 6815 - Cinema City Explores people's response to cities, augmenting the empirical analysis that is urban studies domain with the subjective perspectives of cinematic artists.
CP 6821 - Policy Analysis & Planning Synthesizes elements of the program core's analytic techniques and employs them in a case study context. Cases address urban policy, planning, and management.
CP 6825 - Public Sector Finance & Budget Theory and practice of public finance. Emphasis on applications in local government revenue collection, budgeting, and expenditure analysis.
CP 6831 - Urban Infrastructure This course provides students with a basic understanding of urban infrastructure systems and their role in shaping urban growth and development.
CP 6832 - Introduction to Urban Design An introduction to the study, research, and practice of urban design examining traditional design principles and their application to the contemporary city.
CP 6834 - Urban Design Policy Urban design policy making and its implementation including an analysis of the behavioral basis for policies that promote quality in built form.
CP 6836 - Urban Ecological Design Engages the contemporary issues of urban ecology and its articulation to design. Explores relationships among urban forms, and flows of ecology, energy, material, water and information.
CP 6850 - Public Health and the Built Environment Examines how cities and neighborhoods can have both positive and adverse effects on human health and produces recommendations to improve these outcomes.
CP 7000 - Master's Thesis Provides students with an opportunity to pursue advanced research under the guidance of a faculty committee.
CP 8000 - Doctoral Planning Seminar This course provides students and faculty an opportunity to present and discuss planning research.
CP 8813 - Special Topic-Land Use Plan Topics of current interest in land use planning.
CP 8823 - Special Topic-Environment Plan Topics of current interest in environmental planning.
CP 8833 - Special Topic-Transport Plan Topics of current interest in transportation planning
CP 8843 - Special Topic-Economic Development Topics of current interest in economic development.
CP 8853 - Special Topics in GIS Topics of current interest in geographic information systems.
CP 8863 - Special Topics-Land Development Topics of current interest in land development.
CP 8873 - Special Topics-Urban Design Topics of current interest in urban design.
CP 8881/8882/8883 - Special Topics- City and Region Plan Topics of current interest in city and regional planning.
CP 8900 - Special Problems Special problems of current interest.
CP 8901 - Special Problems Special problems of current interest.
CP 8902 - Special Problems Special problems of current interest.
CP 8990 - Applied Research Paper The applied research paper requires students to demonstrate their ability to organize and execute professional-level work in consultation with a faculty member.
CP 8997 - Teaching Assistantship For graduate students holding graduate teaching assistantships.
CP 8998 - Research Assistantship For graduate students holding graduate research assistantships.