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ARCH 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.

Note: Please note that the discussion sections meet at different times and are not interchangeable. You must register and attend your assigned discussion section. Permissions to add the course for students on the waitlist will not be determined until after the first class session. Priority will be given to students who attend the first class session and/or graduating seniors.


Tue, Thu 9:00-10:00am  1040 DANA
Multiple discussion sections offered.

See Wolverine Access for discussion section offerings.


Philip D'Anieri

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning