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URP 423 – Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning


This is an Undergraduate Course. This overview course explores urban and environmental planning issues and problems and reviews the ways planners grapple with them. Speakers from within and outside of the University describe the content of the issues and state-of-the-art intervention programs and techniques. Topics covered include the origins and history of urban planning, the legal aspects of planning, planning for sustainable development, metropolitan growth and urban sprawl, urban design, housing and real estate development, transportation planning, environmental planning, planning for open space and historic preservation, brownfield redevelopment, waste management, and third world development.


Lecture: Tue, Thu 10:00-11:30am 2260 USB
Multiple discussion sections offered.


  • 002: Thu 12:00-1:00pm 1006 DANA
  • 003: Fri 11:00am-12:00pm 1006 DANA
  • 004: Thu 12:00-1:00pm 1046 DANA


Philip D'Anieri