URSP708 Community Planning Studio



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Catalog Description

The studio course simulates the practice of planning in a real-world setting. It provides an opportunity for students to learn through doing, with faculty providing guidance rather than instruction, building on the students' previously-acquired knowledge, skills, and ability. Additional learning-which may include invited speakers, discussions, and library research-may be needed to further the project, but the format is more like on-the-job training than a lecture, seminar or laboratory class.

Because each studio deals with dynamics outside the classroom, and because it involves group interaction, each is a unique experience. Even with the most careful preparation, unanticipated things may happen in the course of a project; learning to deal with them is part of the studio experience.


At least 18 credits of coursework completed, including , , , and . For some projects, additional prerequisites may be required. Approaches and techniques previously learned in class are applied to a real-world planning problem. Teams collect and analyze information, develop plans, publish a report, make presentations.