Methods of Urban Planning

This companion course to the first-term Core Urban Planning Studio introduces students to selected methods used by urban planners in understanding, analyzing, and influencing the built environment. Students learn about the following: spatial analysis through GIS; visual representation techniques; projections and forecasts in plan-making, including how demographic, economic, and market forecasts inform land use and infrastructure needs assessments; how alternative land use scenarios are constructed, including approaches to allocating land use, estimating carrying capacity, and build-out analyses; and evaluation of land use impacts through fiscal, economic, social, environmental, and transportation frameworks. Enrollment limited to students simultaneously enrolled in Core Urban Planning Studio IDuring Module One this course will be held in room 111 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00PM-5:30PM. During Module Two the course will be held in room 518 on Tuesdays and room 111 on Thursdays, both days from 2:00PM-5:30PM.