Note: This Catalog was published in July 2009 and supersedes the 2008-2009 Catalog.

Program in City and Regional Planning

department web page: www.uta.edu/supa/cirp
department contact: www.uta.edu/supa/content/category/2/31/61/
graduate web page:
graduate contact:

Chair




School of Urban and Public Affairs
Degree Requirements | Dual Degrees | Certificate in Development Review | Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Courses: CIRP

Area of Study and Degree

City and Regional Planning
M.C.R.P.

Master's Degree Plans

Thesis and Thesis Substitute

Graduate Advisor

Enid Arvidson
University Hall, 817.272.3071

Program Graduate Faculty

Professors

Anjomani, Becker, Cornehls, Goldsteen, Li

Associate Professors

Arvidson

Assistant Professors

Grodach, Howard

Interdisciplinary Graduate Faculty

Professors

Cole, Barrett, Whelan (visiting), Wyman

Associate Professors

Hissong, Rodriguez, Tees

Assistant Professors

Bezboruah, Casey, Martinez-Cosio, Paulson, Wang

Professors Emeritus

Geisel, Taebel
Fax: 817.272.5008
web: www.uta.edu/supa/Academics/master-of-city-and-regional-planning
E-mail: elucas@uta.edu
Master's in City and Regional Planning,
UTA Box 19588, Arlington, TX 76019-0588

Mission and Philosophy

The PAB-accredited master's degree program in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) is organized around the theme of Metropolitan Sustainability. Located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan region in the U.S., the program is situated in an optimal laboratory to study, analyze, and provide planning intervention into contemporary urban problems, such as sprawl, pollution, equity, carbon footprints, economic development, aging infrastructure, and, more generally, creating sustainable regions. The MCRP program prepares students for careers as professional planners with public, private and nonprofit organizations, and to make a contribution to society through basic and applied research into metropolitan planning and sustainability. The application of planning theory, knowledge, techniques, and skills to "real world" planning problems gives students practical experience necessary for guiding the future city, region, and nation. The practical application of theory and research is facilitated by research activities and centers within the School, including the Institute of Urban Studies. The MCRP mission, goals and objectives, and accreditation efforts are shaped in consultation with the twelve-member MCRP Advisory Board composed of alumni and area practitioners.


Emphasis Areas and Specializations: The MCRP Program offers three emphasis specializations:

Students may also design a hybrid specialization, subject to approval by the Program Advisor.

Admission Changes effective August 2010

Degree Requirements

A 48 credit hour program consists of:

  1. 24 hours of required core courses
  2. 6 hours of required emphasis area courses
  3. 12-15 hours of electives in emphasis area or related planning field (12 hours for thesis students; 15 hours for thesis-substitute students)
  4. 3-6 hours of thesis or thesis substitute (6 hours for thesis students; 3 hours for thesis-substitute professional report students)

Each student must meet with the Program Advisor before the end of the first semester to discuss the emphasis area and thesis or thesis-substitute options.

1. Required Core Courses (24 hours)

CIRP 5300 Foundations of Urban Theory
CIRP 5303 Planning History and Theory
CIRP 5304 Plan Implementation, Zoning, and Regulations
CIRP 5308 Metropolitan Sustainability and Ethics
CIRP 5310 Introduction to Urban Structure, Policy and Planning
CIRP 5316 Land Use Planning and the Law
CIRP 5318 Techniques of Planning and Administrative Analysis
CIRP 5380 Research Questions in Planning (taken in penultimate semester)


2. Required Emphasis Area Courses (6 hours)
Urban and Suburban Design and Redevelopment

Creative Cities and Economic Development

Green Cities and Transportation


3. Electives in Emphasis Area or related planning field (12 hours thesis students; 15 hours thesis-substitute students)
See Program Advisor for list of approved electives in each emphasis area, or download a copy from the MCRP webpage. Other courses may be substituted upon approval of the Program Advisor and/or the relevant faculty mentors.


4. Thesis or Thesis Substitute (6 hours thesis students; 3 hours thesis-substitute students)
All M.C.R.P. students must enroll in CIRP 5380 Research Questions in Planning in their penultimate semester to prepare for the Thesis or Professional Report.
Thesis (minimum of 6 credit hours): This option is recommended for students who enjoy research and/or are interested in pursuing a career in research or private consulting, or who intend to obtain another advanced degree. Students identify a thesis committee chair no later than their penultimate semester and, in consultation with the chair, form a thesis committee consisting of at least three members of the SUPA Graduate Faculty. In consultation with their thesis committee, thesis students develop a research question related to their emphasis area that can be examined via review of relevant scholarly literature, and supplemented by original empirical research. Thesis students must defend their thesis in a public oral examination conducted by all members of the student's thesis committee but which is also open to all members of the faculty. The thesis committee must have copies of the thesis at least two weeks prior to the thesis defense. All members of the student's committee must be present at the defense. Thesis students must be enrolled in the appropriate section (under their committee chair) of CIRP 5698 Planning Thesis the semester in which the thesis is defended. Students receiving advice and assistance from their chair in preparation of the thesis must register in the appropriate section (under their committee chair) of CIRP 5398 Planning Thesis. Once the student is enrolled in the thesis course, continuous enrollment is required.

Thesis-substitute Professional Report (3 credit hours): This option is recommended for students who are going into professional practice and/or who otherwise desire experience beyond the Project Studio course working on a professional project. Students identify a professional report committee chair no later than their penultimate semester and, in consultation with the chair, form a professional report committee consisting of at least three members of the SUPA Graduate Faculty. In consultation with their professional report committee, students develop a project related to their emphasis area that can be examined via review of relevant benchmark/baseline studies, and supplemented by original empirical research. Professional report students must defend their report in a public oral examination conducted by all members of the student's professional report committee but which is also open to all SUPA graduate faculty and students. Professional Report students must be enrolled in the appropriate section (under their committee chair) of CIRP 5397 Professional Report the semester in which the professional report is defended.

Dual Degrees

To participate in the dual degree program, students must make separate application to each program and must meet the admission requirements of each program. Students must be admitted to the second program before completing more than 24 credit hours in the first program and must complete the second degree within three academic years following completion of the first. By participating in a dual degree program, students may apply 6-18 total credit hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours required to earn each degree separately (shared courses are subject to approval by Program Advisors of each program). Degree plans, thesis or professional report proposals, and the final thesis or report must be submitted separately for each degree and approved by Program Advisors and relevant committees of each program. The successful candidate is awarded two degrees (not one joint degree).

Those interested in the dual degree program should consult the appropriate Program Advisors for further information and review the statement on Dual Degree Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

Dual degrees can be arranged with any suitable program. Arrangements for the following dual degrees have already been made between M.C.R.P. and the relevant Program Advisors.

M.C.R.P. and M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
M.C.R.P. and M.A. (Master of Arts in Urban Affairs)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.W. (Master of Social Work)
[1] M.C.R.P. and M.Arch. (Master of Architecture)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.L.A. (Master of Science in Landscape Architecture)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.C.E. (Master of Science in Civil Engineering)/M.Engr. (Master of Engineering)
M.C.R.P. and M.S.Ev.S.E. (Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering)

[1] MCRP students without a Bachelor's degree in Architecture take Path A in the architecture program; those with an undergraduate degree take Path B. All 15 credit hours of electives in the M.Arch. program be taken in the MCRP program. Only in special instances may students select the thesis substitute plan of the MCRP program.

Certificate in Development Review (CDR)

The Certificate in Development Review provides training in zoning, subdivision plat review, site design, communication skills, and urban development, while keeping in mind the interests of citizens and the spirit of places. These skills are essential for planners who want to understand proposed development activity, ensure that proposed development is consistent with a city's vision, and facilitate review of development proposals. The program is geared for both entry-level planners/planning technicians, and for professionals in allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, law, engineering, and real estate.

The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework. All students must take CIRP 5304 Plan and Policy Implementation. Two courses in land use and development are selected from: CIRP 5305 Land Use Planning, Management and Development; CIRP 5306 Urban Revitalization; CIRP 5311 Urban Design; CIRP 5316 Land Use Law; CIRP 5322 Economic Development; or CIRP 5345 Planning and Real Estate Development. One course in communication is selected from: CIRP 5308 Metropolitan Sustainability and Ethics; CIRP 5363 Communication Skills in Planning and Management; or URPA 5341 Professional Report Writing. Lastly, one course in agencies and policies is selected from: CIRP 5313 Urban Growth Policies; CIRP 5315 Transportation Policies; CIRP 5319 Agencies of Planning and Administration; or CIRP 5328/URPA 5326 Public Budgeting.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program provides education, skills, applications, and training for graphic displays of neighborhood, city, regional, and small-scale areas. GIS is a powerful computer-based software tool having capabilities to store, manipulate, analyze, and display spatially referenced information. GIS is used at all levels of government at increasing rates and is an effective tool for business, industry, and institutions.

Upon completion, students will be proficient in selecting, using, and applying appropriate computer hardware and software to display graphic information about their subjects of studywhether their field is business, earth & environmental sciences, biology, social work, architecture, landscape architecture, or any other discipline.

The certificate requires completion of CIRP 5356 (Introduction to GIS), CIRP 5357 (Intermediate GIS), and CIRP 5331 (GIS Workshop) as well as one or two additional courses to be selected by the student with approval of the GIS Certificate Program advisor. Examples of courses that would be approved include ARCH 5329, CIRP 5320 and 5340, CSE 5330 and 5356, GEOL 5303, and INSY 5310 and 5335.

Courses in City and Regional Planning (CIRP)

CIRP5191 - CONFERENCE COURSE (1 - 0)
Special subjects and issues as arranged by individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5193 - MASTER'S COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (1 - 0)
Directed study, consultation and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students who were admitted to the MCRP program prior to Fall 2009 and who are not enrolled in thesis or other thesis substitute courses during semester in which they plan to graduate. Students beginning the MCRP program in Fall 2009 or after may not choose the Master's Comprehensive Examination as a thesis substitute option and may not enroll in this course.

CIRP5197 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (1 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5297 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (2 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5300 - FOUNDATIONS OF URBAN THEORY (3 - 0)
Spatial development of human settlements, their life cycles, expansion, and decay. Covers key theories of social, spatial, and economic structures of cities, nineteenth century to present. Considers influences of urban form and development on class, race, gender, and community.

CIRP5303 - PLANNING HISTORY AND THEORY (3 - 0)
Various theories of planning including rational comprehensive planning, communicative action, social learning, radical planning. Sets theories within their historical contexts, and examines the social and political details of each era to show the development of diverse planning practices and theories of planning. Evaluates the values embodied in different theories and the effects of different theories on practice and social change. Should be taken in the first year of study.

CIRP5304 - PLAN IMPLEMENTATION, ZONING, AND REGULATIONS (3 - 0)
Introduction to plan preparation and implementation. Topics include zoning, subdivision regulations, form-based codes, site planning, strategic planning, and comprehensive planning.

CIRP5305 - LAND USE, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
Assesses land use, management and development and considers new directions. Relates comprehensive planning, environmental management, and land use.

CIRP5306 - URBAN REVITALIZATION (3 - 0)
Examines various urban revitalization projects from coordinated, large-scale ventures to grassroots and informal neighborhood initiatives. Emphasis on the history, logic, politics, and implementation of these projects as well as their physical, social, and economic outcomes.

CIRP5307 - URBANIZATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (3 - 0)
Explores the social, political and spatial dimensions of urbanization processes in developing countries. Covers urban, social, and cultural movements as well as development, processes of urban-rural migration, and globalization. The course will cover all developing regions of the world with an emphasis on Latin American countries.

CIRP5308 - METROPOLITAN SUSTAINABILITY AND PLANNING ETHICS (3 - 0)
Surveys climate change and other environmental phenomena as challenges for effective, democratic planning and policy in metropolitan areas. Explores relationship of environmental sustainability to both economic vitality and social equity. Writing-intensive course with special attention to ethical dimensions of institutional responses to sustainability concerns.

CIRP5309 - TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE MODELING AND POLICY ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Overview of transportation/land use with specific transportation models and simulation methods; topics include economic theory of travel demand, land use models, UTPS framework for travel demand estimation, disaggregated travel demand models and abstract mode models.

CIRP5310 - INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STRUCTURE, POLICY AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Overview of spatial structure and substantive planning areas (e.g., urban design, housing, transportation, etc.); fundamentals and general information necessary for professional planners, including social, economic, and urban planning and political issues and problems; introduction to fiscal impact analysis.

CIRP5311 - ELEMENTS OF URBAN DESIGN (3 - 0)
Study of contemporary urban form and environmental design, emphasizing visual-spatial qualities, social needs and economic linkages. Examination of processes, methods and techniques for solving urban design problems.

CIRP5312 - STRATEGIC PLANNING, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT (3 - 0)
Readings and case studies of strategic planning and management in the public and non-profit sectors; application of principles to an actual situation, involving stakeholder identification, environmental scanning, and formulation of mission statements, goals, and strategies. Offered as CIRP 5312 and URPA 5357. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5313 - URBAN GROWTH POLICIES (3 - 0)
Study of the political, societal and physical policies involved in urban growth management.

CIRP5315 - TRANSPORTATION POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND HISTORY (3 - 0)
Transportation and related programs and policies in relation to city development and housing patterns. Interdependencies of land use, building development, and social change are explained as transportation-related.

CIRP5316 - LAND USE PLANNING AND THE LAW (3 - 0)
Explores the law of land use in the context of the American legal, economic, and political systems. Examines leading court decisions and precedents for their background, content, and applicability to contemporary land use. Offered as CIRP 5316 and URPA 5331. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5317 - INTERMEDIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
An intermediate level examination of statistical and research techniques appropriate to urban and social analysis. Presuming a basic understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics, the course covers multivariate regression, including error analysis and non-linear models, path analysis, Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA), logit and probit models, and techniques for data reduction (e.g., factor analysis). Prerequisite: URPA 5302. Offered as URPA 5342 and CIRP 5317; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5318 - TECHNIQUES OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Introduction to research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and techniques of spatial analysis in urban and regional planning. Topics include interview and group techniques, decision-making methods, demographic analysis, economic base analysis, basic statistical analysis, and GIS.

CIRP5319 - AGENCIES OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3 - 0)
Contemporary managerial functions involved in running public, private, or non-profit organizations: goal setting, planning, organizing, delegating and motivating others, personal productivity and motivation, time and stress management, controlling, and project management.

CIRP5320 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR URBAN PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION (3 - 0)
Concepts and computer applications of data management. Topics include data sources, data models, database design, data query, data analysis, and database management techniques for urban planning, management and administration. Credit will be given only once.

CIRP5321 - VISUAL BASIC AND GIS (3 - 0)
Provides an introduction to the techniques and applications of computer graphics and mapping for presenting socioeconomic information in graphic and spatial form.

CIRP5322 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND POLICY (3 - 0)
Introductory seminar in subnational economic development programs in the U.S. Covers basics of location theory, economic planning, budgeting, incentives, public and private revenue sources, analysis methods such as central place and economic base, intergovernmental efforts, redevelopment, high tech, trade and/or tourism.

CIRP5323 - HISTORIC PRESERVATION (3 - 0)
Covers elements of historic designation, rehabilitation, financial incentives, district regulations, and preservation impacts.

CIRP5324 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
Focuses on current problems of community development and neighborhood revitalization. Housing, community assets, the roles of community development corporations and social capital in cities, and community economic development will be analyzed. Federal, state, and local policies, with grassroots initiatives evaluated for effectiveness on promoting alternatives for community building and organizing. Also offered as URPA 5313; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5325 - PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN (3 - 0)
Introduction to basic concepts in urban design and physical planning. Provides an understanding of how built environments evolve, and how they can be creatively planned and designed so as to meet social and ecological goals. Special attention to principles and analyses related to the physical planning of neighborhoods and streets, as well as patterns of urban form and public places.

CIRP5326 - CULTURAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
This course examines 1) the composition of the creative economy in cities around the world, 2) arts, culture, and creative economy planning and policy efforts at the neighborhood, city, and regional levels, and 3) the social, spatial and political ramifications of these efforts and of the creative economy broadly.

CIRP5327 - INTRODUCTION TO GREEN CITIES AND TRANSPORTATION (3 - 0)
Introduction to concepts of green cities and transportation, environmental and transportation challenges, and school of thoughts on causes of environmental and transportation problems, with emphasis on planning practices and policies in relation to environmental and transportation issues and roles of planners in shaping urban landscape and infrastructure.

CIRP5328 - PUBLIC BUDGETING (3 - 0)
This course introduces students to the principles and practices used by federal, state, and local governments to acquire and spend revenues within the context of American democracy, capitalism, federalism, and economics. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to be effective participants in the budgeting process and critical consumers and producers of research relevant to public budgeting. Offered as CIRP 5328 and URPA 5326. Credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5329 - PUBLIC CAPITAL BUDGETING (3 - 0)
Examines governmental capital budgeting processes with a focus on understanding the significance of capital improvement planning, public facility investment, and project evaluation to sound infrastructure financing and regional economic growth. Governments purchase or construct long-lasting physical assets or facilities financed mostly through borrowing. This course aims to understand the rationale for public capital budgeting and debt instruments used to finance capital investment in the political context of public budgeting in America. Offered as URPA 5332 and CIRP 5329; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5331 - GIS WORKSHOP (3 - 0)
Skills, practical experience, problem-solving methods and techniques in geographic information systems. Capstone course for GIS Certificate Program; substitutes for one Project Planning Course.

CIRP5332 - PROJECT STUDIO (0 - 3)
Studio course working on applied city and regional planning projects within the Dallas-Fort Worth area or elsewhere. Provides students with practical experience in collaborative teamwork and the application of skills, methods, and techniques in city and regional planning, including citizen participation, problem analysis, mapping, design, presentation, working with clients, and applied planning process. Should be taken in the second half of the student's program of study, with exceptions for those with applied planning experience. May be repeated as topic changes.

CIRP5340 - GIS AND SUITABILITY ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Acquaints students with theoretical and practical aspects of suitability analysis process or activity allocation on land use/environmental policies. Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) and computer models for overlaying map analysis, buffering, market demand and activity locations, etc. to incorporate environmental and ecological factors into the determination of land development potential including soils, slope, drainage, vegetation, and related factors.

CIRP5341 - ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS: LAWS AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Federal, state, and local environmental regulations which have effect on the practice of city and regional planning. Specific articles, laws, and directives contrasted and compared to local city design and development controls. Subjects include CERCLA, RCRA, SARA, TSCA, OSH Act, among others.

CIRP5342 - ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (3 - 0)
Focuses on the physical environmental dimensions of urbanization including such factors as pollution, waste disposal, and land use; stresses the role of economic, social, and political institutions as these affect environmental quality of the city. Offered as CIRP 5342 and URPA 5317; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5343 - FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (3 - 0)
Explores how environmental controversy is rooted in conflict between a number of schools of environmental policy thought with divergent perspectives on issues such as how to define progress, how to balance the needs of economy and ecosystem, how to cope with environmental complexity, and what role science should play in environment affairs. Also offered as URPA 5365; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP5344 - HUMAN SERVICES PLANNING (3 - 0)
Social welfare institutions: private and public; needs assessment, resource allocation, procedures, city/state/federal/private policy review; highlights of current system demands and changes. Also offered as URPA 5316.

CIRP5345 - PLANNING AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT (3 - 0)
The goals, strategies, methods, and achievements of major participants in the urban land and building markets are examined. Land owners, speculators, real estate brokers, developers, bankers, lawyers, non-profit builders, and government agencies are studied, as well as such business tools as: market and feasibility analysis, appraisal techniques, proforma analysis, and others.

CIRP5346 - QUALITATIVE METHODS (3 - 0)
The study of qualitative research and analysis methods. Offered as CIRP 5346 and URPA 5344; credit will be given only once.

CIRP5347 - URBAN PROBLEMS (3 - 0)
Specific urban problems examined in depth, traced to their historical origins to see how they or similar problems have been dealt with in other times and places. Students will then propose possible solutions to the problems in their contemporary form. Offered as CIRP 5347 and URPA 5319.

CIRP5350 - ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (3 - 0)
Overview of environmental planning issues and problems, including basic ecological principles; development and effects of the chemical industry; policies on international issues; environmental justice and ethics; environmental economics, including externalities and public goods; sustainable development; overviews of planning for air quality, water quality, solid waste, pollution prevention, habitat conservation, etc.; and plan implementation, including enforcement, regulation and funding.

CIRP5351 - TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (3 - 0)
Analysis of impact assessment documents from a variety of projects; study of federal laws and regulations governing the process; state impact assessment laws and regulations; and procedures used in other nations. Students will prepare an environmental assessment for a real-world project. Overviews of environmental site assessment, MIS documents, and environmental auditing will also be given.

CIRP5353 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (3 - 0)
This seminar examines the role of environmental law within the political-institutional framework of the American system. Emphasis is on the legal-judicial aspects of environmental regulation. Analyzes the decision of U.S. courts as these affect and interpret environmental laws and regulations for their legality and constitutionality.

CIRP5354 - HOUSING PLANNING, POLICY AND FINANCE (3 - 0)
Evaluation of the effect of state, local, and federal housing policy on the urban arena. Topics will be selected from federal subsidy programs, tax subsidies, operations of financial intermediaries, and related areas.

CIRP5356 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 - 0)
Introduction to GIS and the application of computer graphics systems in the storage, processing, and retrieval of geographic urban and regional information; case examples and related projects and issues of system management.

CIRP5357 - INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 - 0)
Applications of GIS to typical urban and regional geographic information problems and projects.

CIRP5358 - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS) AND PLANNING (3 - 0)
Concepts, components, deployments, and implementations of ITS; methods for ITS evaluations; linkage between ITS and traditional transportation planning; and issues related to ITS planning and deployment.

CIRP5360 - COMPUTER METHODS FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3 - 0)
Applications of computer software (for example, TransCad, Tranplan) in transportation planning modeling. Theories of residential location choice and travel behavior. Topics may include land-use and travel demand models, trip distribution models, mode choice models, and network equilibrium.

CIRP5362 - URBAN DIVERSITY (3 - 0)
Examines the growing spatial and social diversity of cities; how physical as well as socioeconomic urban structures have fostered race, class, and gender inequalities; how urban policies have addressed and can address these issues. Offered as CIRP 5362 and URPA 5362.

CIRP5363 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (3 - 0)
Principles of and practical communication skills for planners and administrators: interpersonal communications, critical analyses, effective writing, oral presentations, creative thinking, team building, participative decision making, and conflict management.

CIRP5364 - ECONOMIC BASE AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY (3 - 0)
Theories and methods of local and regional economic base analyses; techniques for inventorying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of local capital, labor and land resources; alternative policy responses to industrial development issues arising from economic base analysis.

CIRP5380 - RESEARCH QUESTIONS IN PLANNING (3 - 0)
Application of research issues, writing, and communication skills in planning. Designed to assist students in preparing their research for master¿s thesis or professional report.

CIRP5391 - CONFERENCE COURSE (3 - 0)
Special subjects and issues as arranged by individual students and faculty members. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5395 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN PLANNING (3 - 0)
Selected topics in City and Regional Planning. May be repeated for credit.

CIRP5397 - PROFESSIONAL REPORT (3 - 0)
Preparation of final professional report as a thesis substitute for MCRP degree. Required of all thesis substitute students not enrolled in CIRP 5193.

CIRP5398 - PLANNING THESIS (3 - 0)
Graded F/R.

CIRP5698 - PLANNING THESIS (6 - 0)
Graded F/R.

CIRP5998 - PLANNING THESIS (9 - 0)
Graded P/F/R.

CIRP6301 - THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS AND Ph.D. WORKSHOP (3 - 0)
Explores the development and function of theoretical models and frameworks. Examines the major theories from the social sciences designed for framing issues in urban planning, administration, and public policy. Designed to assist doctoral students in preparing their research for dissertation. Opportunities to present work in progress, share ideas, and interact with faculty. Prerequisite: CIRP 5317/URPA 5342, and CIRP 5346/URPA 5344. Offered as CIRP 6301 and URPA 6301; credit will be granted only once.

CIRP6305 - SEMINAR IN URBAN PLANNING PROCESSES (3 - 0)
Final course in urban planning field. Focus on the various political, economic, and social institutions and theoretical approaches in the planning process, and application of these multidisciplinary perspectives in the analysis of specific planning issues.

CIRP6346 - ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
An introduction to selected advanced techniques related to planning analysis. Subjects include advanced applied regression analysis, multivariate logit analysis, and multinomial logistic regression. Applications of projection techniques, land use and transportation models, and methods of regional analysis. Offered as CIRP 6346 and URPA 6346. Credit will be given only once.

Courses in Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP)

UPPP6399 - DISSERTATION (3 - 0)
Graded R/F only.

UPPP6699 - DISSERTATION (6 - 0)
Graded R/F only.

UPPP6999 - DISSERTATION (9 - 0)
Graded P/F/R.

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