Community & Regional Planning (CRP)

CRP 8006  INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING (3 credits)

The field of community and regional planning is introduced and is studied in relation to the history of cities, urbanization, and regionalization. The course explores the origins and evolution of American urban and regional planning practice. The planning process as a response to social, political, physical, and economic factors is analyzed. The course introduces the community comprehensive planning process, plan implementation, and functional areas of planning. Cross-listed with CRP-4000.

CRP 8020  PLANNING THEORY (3 credits)

Linkages between knowledge and organized action in planning practice are analyzed in terms of philosophical underpinnings, decision theory, programming, policy formulation, politics, goals, values and social change. The historical traditions of contemporary planning theory are studied. The identities, roles, and relationships of planners with society are explored.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRP 4000/8006

CRP 8040  LEGAL ASPECTS OF PLANNING (3 credits)

Applications of constitutional, common, administrative, and statutory law in the planning process are studied. The roles of the branches of American government in the regulation and control of land use and development, as well as in the planning, development, and delivery of public services and facilities are examined. Legal theories, issues, cases, and applications relevant to planning are included.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRP 4000/8006

CRP 8506  SOCIAL PLANNING & POLICY (3 credits)

The area of social planning and policy is introduced and studied through a historical presentation of U.S. social welfare policy, an exploration of models and methods utilized by government and human service agencies in the planning of social programs, and analysis of contemporary social policy issues. Areas to be covered include privatization, universalism vs. selectivity, race and ethnicity, homelessness, and poverty. Cross-listed with CRP 4500.

CRP 8606  PLANNING & DESIGN BUILT ENVR (3 credits)

The course introduces principles and practices of planning, design, and implementation for multiple-structure built environments. The influences of physical, social, environmental, and economic factors upon planned and designed environments are studied. Various planning and design methods, processes, and products are introduced. Means of project implementation are explored, and examples of existing and proposed projects are studied. Cross-listed with CRP 4600.

CRP 8706  ENVIRONMENTL PLANNING & POLICY (3 credits)

The course introduces environmental planning, including its history and origins. Major environmental issues throughout the world, and the roles of planning in addressing these problems, are discussed. The environmental planning process and environmental legislation are studied. Cross-listed with CRP 4700.

CRP 8806  ECON DVLPT & REGIONAL PLANNING (3 credits)

This course introduces the theory and principles of economic development planning and regional planning involving multiple jurisdictions. Concepts, analytical approaches, and theories of economic growth of local communities and multijurisdictional regions are introduced. The course includes consideration of local economic development plans for small communities, as well regional plans for multijurisdictional areas. International perspectives of economic development and regional planning are also discussed. Cross-listed with CRP-4800.

CRP 8900  PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR (1 credit)

Diverse issues relating to contemporary professional planning practice are studied through abbreviated case studies and presentations by visiting specialists and participants in the planning process. Interrelated social, economic, political, and physical factors affecting specific planning situations are studied. Current and emerging roles for professional planners are discussed and analyzed.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRP major

CRP 8976  SELECTED TOPICS COMM REG PLNG (1-6 credits)

Group investigation of a topic in community and regional planning and development. Cross-listed with CRP 4970.

CRP 8980  SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING (1-6 credits)

Individual or group investigations of problems relating to community and regional planning.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MCRP degree candidate

CRP 9000  PROF PLANNING PRACTICE (3 credits)

Current concepts, ideas, and issues relating to professional planning practice are studied. The course examines the contexts of planning practice, the professional planner's relationship to society, ethics in professional planning practice, and political and organizational behavior in plan making and policy implementation. Roles of citizens, client groups, and consultants in the planning process are explored. Forms of collaborative problem solving, including meditation and negotiation, are explored. Planning office and project management issues and approaches, including personnel administration and project financing and budgeting, are discussed.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRP 4000/8006 or concurrent