Community & Regional Planning (CRP)

CRP 4000  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 evolutions 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 8006.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior.

CRP 4500  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 utilized by government and human service agencies in the planning of social programs, and an 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-8506.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior.

CRP 4600  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-8606.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior.

CRP 4700  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-8706.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior.

CRP 4800  ECON DVLPT & REGIONAL PLANNING (3 credits)

This course introduced 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 as regional plans for multijurisdictional areas. International perspectives of economic development and regional planning are also discussed. Cross-listed with CRP 8806.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior.

CRP 4970  SELECTED TOPICS COMM REG PLNG (1-6 credits)

Group investigation of a topic in community and regional planning and development. Cross-listed with CRP 8976.