URP 573

URP 573– Land Use & Physical Planning

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Course No.: 10319

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 401

Meeting Day(s): Wednesday

Meeting Time: 8:10 AM - 10:50 AM

Faculty: Page

“Short of a collision with an asteroid, land use by humans is the most significant impact on the world’s biosphere,” according to a paper in the Journal Science. Land use planning is critical to the quality of life and the economic success of communities and to the changes in the future climate of the planet. It is also one of the most contentious topics in countries around the world with issues of private rights versus public rights, use rights versus ownership and taking private land for public uses that raise serious social, legal, and political questions.

This MUP required course will survey the evolution of physical planning as a professional field, and will introduce key theories and debates relevant to land use, the planning process, physical planning, planning law, zoning, location analysis, environmental science, and planmaking. This course teaches the professional skills needed to create and implement land use plans and find employment as a planner. This course teaches plan-making knowledge and skills that every professional planner is expected to have.