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Urban Design (UD)

 The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The minimum prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

55705 Forces That Shape Cities (1-3)
This course examines the forces that have shaped urban form through history, how they impact our cities today, and the challenges they will pose for the future. Repeatable for a total of 3 credit hours.

55710 Design Methodology and Methods (1-3)
Course on procedural theory in urban design, the nature of the design process and how its manipulation affects the quality and character of design products. Repeatable for a total of 3 credit hours.

55711 Case Studies in Urban Design (1-3)
An in-depth evaluation of important examples of completed urban design projects presented by key project participants. Repeatable for a total of 3 credit hours.

60701 Urban Design Studio I (3-6)
Introduction to urban design and its relationship to other design disciplines through analysis of neighborhood and definition of comprehensive area-improvement programs. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours.

60702 Urban Design Studio II (3-6)
Urban design exploration of the formal relationships between buildings, open spaces and streets in the development of high density, mixed-use projects. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: UD 60701.

60703 Urban Design Studio III (3-6)
Design of a comprehensive redevelopment strategy and implementation strategies for an urban area of diverse existing character. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: UD 55705 and 60702 and 65102.

60704 Urban Design Studio IV (6-9)
Independent design project, completed under the direction of an individual advisor selected from the graduate faculty. IP permissible. Prerequisite: ARCH 60703 and 60705.

60705 Capstone Project Preparation (1-3)
Development of a rationale and structure for the independent design project to be completed in the final semester of the program. Repeatable for a total 3 credit hours. IP permissible. Prerequisite: UD 60703.

65101 Community Development Process (1-3)
Advanced course on comprehensive community development. Case-study analysis, qualitative research and work with community initiatives are required. Prerequisite: special approval.

65102 Urban Systems (1-3)
Introduction to urban systems in its socio-economic, environmental and engineering aspects: residential fabric, commercial sector, open spaces network, transportation systems, infrastructures.

65632 Urban Ecology (1-3)
Study of urban habitats and ecosystems. Relationships between natural systems and community design, planning, development and redevelopment. Prerequisite: UD 60703.

66995  Special Topics (1-4)
Special topics in Urban Design. Repeated registration permitted.