Spatial Planning and Design

All human activity has a physical manifestation and takes place within a territorial context that land use planners or urban designers learn to study, analyze and integrate within plans. The Spatial Planning and Urban Design concentration teaches knowledge and skills for professional entry level planning in land use planning or urban design. Students learn to work across a variety of scales from site-level to region using theory, method and practice. Students also learn to understand and include institutional, legal, and environmental relationships as part of plan making and implementation focusing on the pressing demands for just and sustainable urban development.

Requirements for the Spatial Planning and Design Concentration

UPP 550 Spatial Planning & Design: Theoretical Foundations
UPP 556 Spatial Planning & Design: Studio or equivalent studio assigned by department

One of the following two courses:
UPP 551 Urban Design: Methods
UPP 557 Spatial Planning: Methods