Urban Design (UD)

UD 55705     FORCES THAT SHAPE CITIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 3 credit hours) 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.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 55710     DESIGN METHODOLOGY AND METHODS      1-3 Credit Hours

Seminar on procedural theory in urban design, the nature of the design process and how its manipulation affects the quality and character of design products.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 55711     CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN      1-3 Credit Hours

An in-depth evaluation of important example of completed urban design projects presented by key project participants.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 60701     URBAN DESIGN STUDIO I      3-6 Credit Hours

Introduction to urban design and its relationship to other design disciplines through the analysis of neighborhoods and the definition of comprehensive area improvement programs.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6-10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 60702     URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II      3-6 Credit Hours

Urban design explorations of the formal relationships between buildings, open spaces and street sin the development of high density, mixed-use projects.

Prerequisite: UD 60701 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6-10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 60703     URBAN DESIGN STUDIO III      3-6 Credit Hours

Design of a comprehensive redevelopment strategy and implementation strategies for an urban area of diverse existing character.

Prerequisite: UD 55705 and 60702 and 65102 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3-6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 60705     CAPSTONE PROJECT PREPARATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum three credit hours) Development of a rationale and structure for the independent design project to be completed in the final semester of the program.

Prerequisite: UD 60703; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

UD 60798     MASTERS PROJECT IN URBAN DESIGN      6-9 Credit Hours

Independent urban design project, completed under the direction of an individual advisor selected from the graduate faculty.

Prerequisite: UD 60703 and 60705 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Master's Project

Contact Hours: 10-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

UD 65101     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS      1-3 Credit Hours

Advanced course on comprehensive community development. Case study analysis, qualitative research and work with community initiatives are required.

Prerequisite: UD 55705 and 60703 and 65102 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 65102     URBAN SYSTEMS      1-3 Credit Hours

Introduction to urban systems in its socio-economic, environmental and engineering aspects: residential fabric, commercial sector, open space network, transportation systems, infrastructures.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 65632     URBAN ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Study of how ecological systems in highly anthropocentric environments provide necessary ecological services. Emphasized is the role that water plays in activating the supporting, provisioning, regulating, and cultural ecosystem services required for human well-being.

Prerequisite: UD 65102 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

UD 66995     SPECIAL TOPICS IN URBAN DESIGN      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Special topics in urban design.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter