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Geography and City and Regional Planning

Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning (BSCRP) program prepares students for professional careers in the understanding and design of human settlements. Practicing planners work in public agencies and private consulting firms, preparing comprehensive and area plans for projects, neighborhoods, cities, and entire regions. They address the use of land, housing, transportation, public facilities, infrastructure, and open space. This includes finding the means to make their plans become a reality by budgeting for public projects and programs and by reviewing and regulating private development.

CRP 80. Introduction to Cities and Urban Planning (3 units)

Introduction to and discussion of theory and history of cities; the principals and methodologies of urban studies and analysis; value, ethnics, and practice of urban planning in American cities; planning policies that address urban sustainability, equity, and health problems in cities. G.E. Breadth D2. (Offered every semester) (Formerly GEOG 81: Introduction to Community Planning)

CRP 110 Planning Process and Theory (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. Exploration of answers to the following question through a survey of classic and contemporary theories of planning: What role can planning play in developing the city and region within the constraints of a capitalist political economy and a democratic political system. Activities utilized include communicative and participatory aspects of planning theory. (Offered  fall, even years)

CRP 115 Introduction to Urban Design (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. Exploring the principles of urban design at the scale of neighborhoods, downtowns, and city-wide basis through case studies and field observations. Learning the relationship of urban design to cultural, social and political factors, land use, transportation, environment, and public health. (Offered fall, even years)

CRP 120 Community Development Theory & Practice (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. Introduction to basic issues of urban housing, community development, and economic development; the role of public policy in the above fields; market approaches to tackling issues in the fields; review and critique of urban renewal/housing programs. (Offered spring, odd years)

CRP 125 Environmental Planning (3 units)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D. The course includes theoretical and practical components in an effort to provide students skills needed to critically evaluate environmental factors in the planning process. The class is generally organized into two sections: policies and practices. G.E. Integration ID. (Offered every semester)(Formerly, GEOG 184)

CRP 130 Transportation Planning (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. Introduction to brief history and trend of U.S. transportation planning; basic concepts and key issues in transportation; Analytical skills in travel analysis; the relationship between transportation, land use, and the environment; Transportation planning process and policy; sustainable transportation. (Offered spring, odd years)

CRP 135 Planning Law & Administration (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. Study of contemporary growth and land use management techniques used by local, state and federal governments. Examination of the role of public law in addressing urban growth and environmental change issues, and the legal aspects of preparing and administering planning controls and incentives. (Offered fall, odd years)

CRP 140 Economics for Planners (3 units)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81, or permission of instructor. This course looks at urban problems from an economic and financial point of view. Students will better understand how economic decision making shapes urban areas and some of their problems, and how they may use economic arguments in making decisions on problems addressed by urban planners. (Offered spring, even years)

CRP 150A Community Plan Making (Part 1 of 2) (3 units)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation, Breadth Area D, and CRP 81 and CRP 120, or permission of instructor.  Application of planning theory and methods to the analysis and creation of community plans. Students will work with selected clients including cities and communities in addressing local planning issues. Includes field trips to the selected client. (Offered fall, odd years)

CRP 150B Community Plan Making (Part 2 of 2) (3 units)

Prerequisites: Completion of CRP 150A, or permission of instructor. Continuation of CRP 150A. Application of planning theory and methods to the analysis and creation of community plans. Students will work with selected clients including cities and communities in addressing local planning issues. Includes field trips to the selected client. (Offered spring, even years)


Electives in city and regional planning or geography (6 units)

 

Total units - 36

 

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