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URP 535 – Urban Informatics


This course provides students an introduction to the technical and applied dimensions of the emerging field of urban informatics, an interdisciplinary field of research and practice that uses information technology for the analysis, management, planning, inhabitation, and usability of cities. Given these diverse application areas, the course is centered on a series of technical lectures and hands-on labs that are designed to build on the knowledge typically covered in a standard course in statistics. Technical topics covered includes databases, SQL, web-based mapping and basic spatial data analysis. Seminar and lecture sessions cover topics related to the context and practice models associated with urban technologies, including civic technology, indicators, smart cities, and performance management. Students have an opportunity to explore innovative practice or implement a technical analysis through a class project. 


Tue, Thu 2:30-4:00pm 2108 A&AB


Robert Goodspeed


Course Brief

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