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Required Courses

StudentCRP 8010 Planning Process & Law, 3(3,0)
Introduction to the city and regional planning profession and related processes with the legal foundation for comprehensive planning and tools of implementation.

CRP 8020 Site Planning and Infrastructure, 3(3,0)
Working knowledge of natural systems and infrastructure systems as they affect site planning and development.

CRP 8030 Quantitative Analysis for Planning, 3(3,0)

Basic tools of quantitative analysis and planning methods in the context of analytical, procedural, and institutional needs of the planner. Students learn data collection, analysis, and interpretation of different planning problems. Emphasis placed on understanding the logic of statistical analysis, methods of planning analysis and policy formation.

CRP 8040 Intro to GIS for Planning, 4(2,6) Lab Fee

Introduction to basic methods of land use planning including land suitability analysis, land market forecasts, and formulating alternative land use plans. Development impact assessment and project appraisal methods are introduced to evaluate land use plans.

CRP 8080 Land Use and Comprehensive Planning (3)

CRP 8050 Planning Theory and History, 3(3,0)
Development of the planning practice and theories of planning process: historical evolution of planning practice in the U.S. ; social issues in planning; theories of planning and critiques of those theories; and ethical issues in planning practice.

CRP 8060 Urban Systems, 3(3,0)
Course presents an overview of basic principles of resource allocation including public finance and project appraisal techniques. Infrastructure planning and capital improvement plans are introduced followed by basic concepts of growth management and an overview of growth management laws and tools. Course will be team-taught to address diverse subject matter.

CRP 8070 Professional Studio, 4(2,6) Lab Fee
Serves as a vehicle for synthesis and application of skills developed in other courses and includes participation in one or more real-world planning projects in addition to seminars and readings to development of professional practice skills.

CRP 8090 Contemporary Issues Seminar, 1(1,0)
This course addresses current planning issues and their relationship to planning practice.

CRP 8930 City and Regional Planning Internship–Summer, 1(0,3)
Ten weeks of supervised professional employment with an approved planning entity. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Preq: Two semesters of City and Regional Planning courses or equivalent.

CRP 8940 Planning Internship Seminar, 1(1,0)
Seminar-based analysis of student internships, enabling students to compare experiences and gain greater understanding of professional practice by reflecting on planning issues. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Preq: CRP 893.

CRP 8580 Research Design, 3(3,0)
Provides an opportunity for students in their final year of studies in the planning program to develop a proposal for their terminal paper or thesis. Students are responsible for completing the research, writing and editing necessary for an acceptable proposal.

CRP 8590 Planning Terminal Project, 3(0,9)
Student selects, with approval of advisor, and conducts research on an individual planning problem of suitable scope. Oral, written and, where appropriate, visual presentation of solution required. Student must enroll during final semester.

CRP 8910 Planning Thesis, 6(0,18)
Student, working individually, programs a planning problem of appropriate scope and conducts research. Oral, written, and where appropriate, visual presentation of thesis required.


Elective Courses

CE 6120  Urban Transportation Planning, 3(3,0)
Urban travel characteristics, characteristics of transportation systems, transportation and land-use studies, trip distribution and trip assignment models, city patterns and subdivision layout. Preq: CE 311

CRP 8130 Fundamentals of Transportation Planning, 3(3,0) 
Identifies issues and questions transportation planners face, characterizes policy shaping transportation, instructs on methods to solve transportation planning problems and portrays the
political and organizational environment in which transportation planners operate. Students integrate concepts and considerations via a systems approach with sensitivity to the transportation planning environment. Preq: Consent of instructor.

CRP 8140 Public Transit, 3(3,0) 
Familiarizes students with core concepts and practices in public transit. Course modules examine modes and design, planning issues and organizational environments inherent to public transit, and technical operations. Course concludes with an examination of comprehensive transit systems. Preq: Consent of instructor.

CRP 8150 Transportation Innovation, 3(3,0)
Through lectures, seminar discussions and collaborative learning activities, course interaction develops students’ transportation knowledge, research and ideas. Students are encouraged to use
information already obtained to create visionary thinking and interaction skills needed to become transportation leaders. Preq: CRP 813.

CRP 8200 Negotiation and Development Dispute Resolution, 3(3,0) 
Skill-building course in conflict resolution and consensus building through bargaining and negotiation, primarily in the design professions. Students play active roles in discovering, applying, reflecting on and critiquing the theories, styles and techniques of conflict resolution and consensus building that work in different types of disputes. Preq: Graduate standing in a design related field.

CRP 8220 Urban Design, 3(3,0)
Analysis of the evolution of the physical patterns of cities through research in the historical development of urban form in Europe and America within the context of prevailing social, economic and political influences; approaches to the analysis of contemporary cities through the study of modern planning theorists.

CRP 8320 Problems in Site Planning, 3(1,6) Lab Fee
Advanced site planning and design concept studies developed through site projects; concentration on industrial, residential and recreational facilities; emphasis on use-specific site analysis and generation of development alternatives.

CRP 8340 Spatial Modeling Using GIS, 3(2,3) Lab Fee
Use of geographic information systems (GIS) in spatial analysis, information management, and synthesis of spatial patterns and processes. Emphasizes developing an operational understanding of the modeling techniques and data used in different applications such as land use allocation, corridor location, site location and market analysis, environmental assessment, and cost-benefit analysis.

CRP 8350 GIS & Remote Sensing Applications for Trend Analysis, 3(2,3) Lab Fee
Principles of remote sensing and land information systems in trend analysis. Addresses aspects of change detection for monitoring natural resources and urban growth: Designed for those interested in planning, natural resources management, and environmental analysis. Lectures and hands-on laboratory work emphasize the use of imagery for database generation and analysis.

CRP 8400 Seminar in Coastal Planning, 3(3,0)
Issues relating to development and conservation of coastal environments, focusing on inherent tradeoffs between growth and environmental quality; ecology and carrying capacity of coastal areas; appropriate management approaches to balance coastal resource demand.

CRP 8410 Seminar in Environmental Planning, 3(3,0)
Current and emerging environmental issues and appropriate planning options, including population dynamics and limits to growth, entropy law, waste management and global climate change; students pursue individual research on an environmental issue of particular concern and report findings.

CRP 8440 Outdoor Recreation Resource Management and Planning, 3(3,0)
Issues relating to planning and development of natural areas for recreational purposes. Emphasis is on the policy-making process at the federal, state, regional and local levels.

CRP 8700 Seminar in Sustainable Development, 3(3,0)
Concept of sustainable development traced from its historical roots through the popularization of the term in the international development literature; scientific base and the application of sustainability through economic sectors and building practice. Students will conduct individual/group research projects.

CRP 8720 Housing Issues in the United States, 3(3,0)
Regulation, stimulation, salvage and replacement of housing through public policy administrative procedures; specific housing programs analyzed in detail.

CRP 8730 Economic Development Planning, 3(3,0)
Introduction to the economic development planning process, focusing on applied programmatic techniques, especially at the state, local, and neighborhood levels. Emphasis is placed on theoretical models, the economic development planning process, private/public partnerships, economic development tools, the political context, and economic development planning administration and organization.

CRP 8830 Techniques for Analyzing Development Impacts, 3(3,0)
Models and techniques for analyzing development impacts for urban areas and regions; economic, social, physical, energy and fiscal impact methods. Operational knowledge of these techniques will be developed.

CRP 8890 Selected Topics in Planning, 3(3,0)
Topics emphasizing current literature and results of current research. May be repeated for credit.

CRP 8900 Directed Studies in City and Regional Planning, 1-6(0,3-18)
Student pursues individual professional interests under guidance of city and regional planning program graduate faculty. May be repeated for credit.


Other MCRP Related Courses

ARCH 8200 Building Design and Construction Principles 3(3,0)
Essential principles for quality design and construction. Emphasis on design, programming, and sustainability issues for different project types. Nature and characteristics of construction materials, equipment, and systems used in modern buildings will be presented and how they affect function and feasibility.

CE 3110 Transportation Engineering Planning and Design
Planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities including highways and airports. Coverage includes economics, safety, and environmental considerations. Not for graduate credit.

CE 6100 Traffic Engineering Operations 3(3,0)
Basic characteristics of motor-vehicle raffic, highway capacity, applications of traffic control devices, traffic design of parking facilities, engineering studies, traffic safety, traffic laws and ordinances, public relations. Preq: CE 311 or consent of instructor.

RED 8000 Real Estate Development Process, 3(3,0)
Real estate and land development process from the developer's perspective. Cases and lectures are presented by leading experts in the development industry. Emphasizes participants of the development team and how to become a developer/"master builder" to create a superior built environment.

RED 8010 Real Estate Market Analysis, 3(3,0)
Processes and data sources used to analyze the supply and demand for various building types. Explores demographic, technological, and economic trends affecting markets. General market analysis supply and demand approaches, including the use of GIS, are developed and applied primarily to residential, retail, and office markets at specific sites.

RED 8020 Real Estate Development Field Tour Seminar, 3(3,0)
Course examines the processes of creating quality development within the risk-reward framework focusing on design feasibility from the perspectives of the development team. An approximate two-week tour of the SC. Coast or other environs visits approximately forty developments and the key actors involved.

RED 8003 Public-Private Partnership Development, 3(3,0)
Focuses on public-private partnerships in the structuring, negotiating, and implementing the design, development, construction, and management of buildings and areas. Emphasis on redevelopment/rehab and infill development; incentive tools and techniques, and market and feasibility issues for development within the risk-reward framework.
MCRP Courses for Non-MCRP Students Related Courses

CRP 4010/6010 Introduction to City & Regional Planning, 3(3,0)
Introduces students from a variety of disciplines to city and regional planning. Spatial and nonsaptial areas of discipline are explored through a wide ranging lecture/seminar program.

CRP 4340/6340 Introduction to GIS Planning Applications, 3(1,6)
This course develops competency in geographic information systems (GIS) technology and its application to various spatial analysis problems in landscape planning. It introduces basic principles of GIS and their use in spatial analysis and information management. Topics include database development and management, spatial analysis techniques, cartography, critical review of GIS applications, and hands-on projects.

CRP 8300 Introduction to GIS, 1(1,0)
This introductory course introduces participants to ArcGIS as a tool for real estate development analysis and provides the foundation for becoming a successful GIS user. Students are introduced to fundamental GIS concepts. Topics covered include displaying, downloading, analyzing, and printing public domain geographical data sets.