URB R PL/​GEOG  305 — INTRODUCTION TO THE CITY

3-4 credits.

Investigates urbanization as a general process, as well as the resulting contemporary physical, social, cultural and political- economic forms of cities. As an ethnic studies class, emphasis will be placed on the history and current forms of spatial and social segregation of cities by race, class, ethnicity, and gender. The myriad ways that cities have addressed the tensions emerging from this history of spatial and social segregation will be highlighted. Further, emphasis will be placed on understanding the experiences of those most-affected by historical and continuing segregation.

URB R PL/​A A E/​ECON/​REAL EST  306 — THE REAL ESTATE PROCESS

3 credits.

Introductory survey course. Decision-making processes for the manufacture, marketing, management and financing of real estate space. Survey of institutional context, economics of urbanization, historical pattern and structure of city growth, and public policy issues regarding urban environment and business management.

URB R PL/​JOURN/​POLI SCI  373 — INTRODUCTION TO SURVEY RESEARCH

3 credits.

Theory and practice of survey research; planning, sampling, questionnaire construction, interviewing, content analysis, machine tabulation, analysis of data; two hours lecture; two hours lab or field work.

URB R PL/​ECON/​REAL EST  420 — URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS

3 credits.

Nature and structure of urban economies; location of economic activity; economic analysis in an urban framework; principles of urban economic development, housing, transportation, poverty and unemployment and municipal finance. Forecasting of economic activity using census and socioeconomic data.

URB R PL/​ECON/​ENVIR ST/​POLI SCI  449 — GOVERNMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

3-4 credits.

Problems of public policy and administration for development and use of natural resources.

URB R PL/​LAND ARC  463 — EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN PLANNING

3 credits.

The nature and cultural significance of contemporary methods for the systematic formulation of public policies for community, metropolitan, and state development through comprehensive planning. Historic roots, recent trends and new directions in American planning concepts, institutions and professional specializations.

URB R PL/​GEOG  503 — RESEARCHING THE CITY: QUALITATIVE STRATEGIES

3 credits.

Explores, and applies, qualitative methods in the field of urban geography. An introduction to debates around the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data is provided, grounded in concrete urban research. Participation in a three-day field course is required.

URB R PL/​GEOG  505 — URBAN SPATIAL PATTERNS AND THEORIES

3 credits.

Various urban empirical regularities and theories which explain them.

URB R PL/​GEOG  506 — HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPEAN URBANIZATION

3 credits.

Historical geography of urban development in Europe from classical times to the post-Word War II era, with emphasis on changes in built environment, public space and infrastructure, land use, and urban systems.

URB R PL/​A A E/​REAL EST  520 — COMMUNITY ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Economic theory (location and growth) applicable to community economic development; the role of private and public sector in local ecomonic development, and techniques for ecomonic analysis of community.

URB R PL/​A A E/​CIV ENGR/​ENVIR ST  561 — ENERGY MARKETS

3 credits.

Energy resources are an essential element of the world's business, political, technical and environmental landscape. Analytic tools provided by the discipline of economics expands our understanding of this critical issue. Energy supply markets reviewed include both fossil fuels and renewable resources. Energy demand sectors include residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Electricity represents an intermediate energy market. The interactions among these markets participants indicate how scarce resources are allocated among competing needs in the world economy.

URB R PL 590 — CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

1-3 credits.

Examination of special issues or problems in urban and regional planning and development, such as mineral development in Wisconsin or fringe development in Madison. Topic and faculty vary. Cons inst

URB R PL 601 — SITE PLANNING

3 credits.

Survey of site planning theory and methods; standards for municipal review of site plans and related design proposals. Topics include architecture, vehicle circulation and parking, pedestrian circulation, stormwater management, landscaping, outdoor lighting, and signage. Intended for students without design backgrounds.

URB R PL 611 — URBAN DESIGN: THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 credits.

Focusing on three basic components of the built environment ¿ buildings, transportation systems, and open spaces ¿ this course addresses the forces that shape land use and transportation patterns, the effects of urban form on public health, safety, and welfare, and ways that communities can make their built environments more livable and environmentally sustainable.

URB R PL/​C&E SOC/​SOC  617 — COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Social, cultural and personality factors influencing community development, with reference to developing countries as well as contemporary rural communities; consideration of theoretical and operational issues.

URB R PL/​LAND ARC  622 — APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN PLANNING

3 credits.

Explores planning-related GIS data, applications, analytical tools, and issues. Grad st or cons inst. Priority given to Urb R Pl stdts

URB R PL/​ECON/​REAL EST  641 — HOUSING ECONOMICS AND POLICY

3 credits.

The economic principles underlying the dynamics of the housing market; filtering, neighborhood decline and abandonment gentrification, tenure choice, mortgage choice, prepayment, mobility, mortgage default, submarket identification, racial discrimination and segregation. Examination of governmental programs affecting the housing market and their objectives and impacts; public and subsidized housing, zoning and land use regulation, rent and price controls, property and income tax policy.

URB R PL/​GEN&WS  644 — INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER

3 credits.

In addition to reviewing gender-within-development theory and practice, this course examines specific gender issues including social status and roles, productive and reproductive work, access to resources, identity and citizenship, empowerment, and intersection of race, class, and ethnicity with gender.

URB R PL/​C&E SOC/​SOC  645 — MODERN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

3 credits.

Relevance of the concept of community to American society. Review of several basic theories of community and analysis of the nature of community in the broader political and economic context.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  668 — GREEN POLITICS: GLOBAL EXPERIENCE, AMERICAN PROSPECTS

3 credits.

An examination of the writings and activities of green parties and movements around the globe in order to assess the potential of an explicit, radical environmental politics for the United States.

URB R PL/​A A E/​ECON/​ENVIR ST  671 — ENERGY ECONOMICS

3 credits.

The method, application, and limitations of traditional economic approaches to the study of energy problems. Topics include microeconomic foundations of energy demand and supply; optimal pricing and allocation of energy resources; energy market structure, conduct, and performance; macro linkages of energy and the economy; and the economics of regulatory and other public policy approaches to the social control of energy.

URB R PL 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

URB R PL 711 — PLANNING FOR FOOD SYSTEMS AND MARKETPLACES

3 credits.

Planning for and improving the quality of US metropolitan markets and food systems. Topics include public markets, community food security, urban agriculture, and the public health impact of food systems.

URB R PL/​CIV ENGR/​ENVIR ST  717 — WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM PLANNING SEMINAR I

1 credit.

This is the first of two seminars used for planning the activities of the Summer Session Water Resources Management Practicum (ENVIR ST/​CIV ENGR/​URB R PL  719).

URB R PL/​CIV ENGR/​ENVIR ST  718 — WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM PLANNING SEMINAR II

2 credits.

This seminar is used for planning the field work, analysis and reporting of the Summer Session Water Resources Management Practicum (ENVIR ST/​CIV ENGR/​URB R PL  719).

URB R PL/​CIV ENGR/​ENVIR ST  719 — WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SUMMER PRACTICUM

4 credits.

Interdisciplinary team of students and staff working with agency personnel, citizen groups, and/or private sector representatives on the analysis of a contemporary, problem-oriented water resource issue. Physical, biological, economic and social aspects of the issue analyzed. Comprehensive written report results, practicum's findings and management recommendations.

URB R PL/​REAL EST  720 — URBAN ECONOMICS

3 credits.

Analysis of spatial relationships in the urban economy, including urban land, labor and housing markets; urban transport; city governance and finance; and regional models. Historical and applied focus. Interdisciplinary apporach emphasizing economics, geography, and planning.

URB R PL/​SOC WORK  721 — METHODS OF PLANNING ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Research methods and statistics used in analyzing planning problems: conceptualization, design, and implementation of planning research; statistical methods for analyzing data including review of inferential statistics, analysis of variance, correlation, and multiple regression; use of computer; review of sources of planning data.

URB R PL 731 — INTRODUCTION TO REGIONAL PLANNING

3 credits.

Broad coverage of regional planning--basic concepts, history, influences of the political, economic, and social environment, techniques of analysis and substantive tasks and problems in preparing regional plans.

URB R PL/​ECON/​PUB AFFR  734 — REGIONAL ECONOMIC PROBLEM ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Examination of major theories of regional economic development, with special emphasis upon the evolution and amelioration of regional economic problems. Selected techniques of regional analysis, including economic base multipliers, input/output models, and shift-share analysis are used in the context of setting regional development goals.

URB R PL 741 — INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING

3 credits.

Evolution of contemporary urban and regional planning thought. Major conceptual dilemmas in theory and practice. Emerging trends in planning, e.g., forecasting and futurism. Stdts in Urb R Pl only

URB R PL/​GEOG/​POLI SCI  742 — INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING THEORY

3 credits.

Provides students with a historical and theoretical foundation for critical thinking about international development planning.

URB R PL 751 — INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL PLANNING

3 credits.

State and local financial planning with emphasis on the functional importance of expenditure; special problems in financing city and metropolitan governments; intergovernmental fiscal relations and the use of various budgetary techniques as integral parts of the planning process.

URB R PL 761 — CENTRAL CITY PLANNING: ISSUES AND APPROACHES

3 credits.

Social, economic, environmental, and fiscal trends affecting larger, older American cities, critical policy issues confronting central city decision-makers, and major programmatic responses to these issues; the role of planning in response to these trends and issues.

URB R PL 781 — PLANNING THOUGHT AND PRACTICE

3 credits.

Intensive analysis of selected planning cases highlighting important issues that planners deal with in practice. The case studies are prefaced by sessions which places them in the broader framework of planning history, decision making process models and planner role models. A second section deals with subnational planning and regional development issues in developing countries.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST/​PUB AFFR  809 — INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY ANALYSIS AND POLICY

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary seminar for the Energy Analysis and Policy Curriculum. Strategy and policy problems in energy policy, both national and international.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST/​PUB AFFR  810 — ENERGY ANALYSIS SEMINAR

1-3 credits.

Interdisciplinary seminar for the Energy Analysis and Policy Curriculum. Quantitative energy content and energy flows as an aid to problem analysis and policy formulation.

URB R PL 812 — STRATEGIES FOR PLANNING EFFECTIVENESS

3 credits.

Methods by which planning effectiveness can be increased, and constraints imposed on planning effectiveness can be overcome. Theoretical models for greater planning effectiveness, strategies for increasing the influence of planning agencies, implications of effective planning for education, values, ethics, and techniques. Experienced planners discuss effectiveness techniques.

URB R PL 814 — ENVIRONMENTAL AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN PLANNING

3 credits.

Principles, methods, and techniques of alternative dispute resolution; characteristics and dynamics of environmental and public policy conflicts; environmental and public policy dispute resolution theory; dispute systems design; applications to planning practice.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  821 — RESOURCES POLICY ISSUES: REGIONAL AND NATIONAL

2-3 credits.

Resource policy issues frequently faced by local and state governments and the federal government. Emphasis: (1) techniques for analysis of resource issues; (2) methods of collating knowledge from natural and social science disciplines which can make meaningful contributions to resolution of resource issues; (3) identification and analysis of strategic points of decision making in the legislative and executive branches of government; and (4) the application of planning techniques for accomplishing resource goals.

URB R PL/​LAW  830 — LAND USE CONTROLS

3 credits.

Limitations imposed upon the use of privately owned land by the court-made law of nuisance, by private covenant, and by public action; master plan, official map, subdivision regulation, zoning, and urban redevelopment.

URB R PL 833 — PLANNING AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM

3 credits.

An examination for students of planning of how the legal system influences community planning. Overview of the institutional framework for planning and the legal authority for tools used to create healthy and sustainable communities.

URB R PL/​CIV ENGR  839 — LAND USE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS PLANNING

3 credits.

Application of systems analysis to the planning of land use and transportation systems; system modeling; environmental impacts; value measurement; decision-making strategies.

URB R PL 841 — URBAN FUNCTIONS, SPATIAL ORGANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL FORM

2-3 credits.

Influence of social, economic, and political systems, technological innovations, and architectural concepts on the spatial organization and environmental form of cities and urban areas; the adaptability of urban physical structure to developmental change; planned, conceptual organization and form versus unplanned and ecological organization and form.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  843 — LAND USE POLICY AND PLANNING

3 credits.

Critical evaluation and analysis of land use policies and programs in relation to comprehensive planning and growth management issues in the U.S. The role of legislative and judicial processes and emerging public land use social values and philosophies in the development, regulation, and effectuation of innovative land use policies. Alternative land policy and growth guidance systems of select European countries.

URB R PL 844 — HOUSING AND PUBLIC POLICY

3 credits.

Issues and methodological problems encountered in the production, financial, and consumption sectors of housing program design; comparisons with European and Third World country housing and public policy programs.

URB R PL/​ECON  845 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC FINANCE

1-4 credits.

Advanced public finance problems and literature, research; subject changes each semester; may be repeated. Modules.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  865 — WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES

3 credits.

Governmental processes and policies for water resources management: major substantive problems and issues; political processes of decision making; problems of governmental organization and intergovernmental arrangements.

URB R PL/​POLI SCI/​PUB AFFR  874 — POLICY-MAKING PROCESS

3 credits.

An intensive study of policy-making processes involved in the formulation of public policies.

URB R PL/​ELPA  875 — THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

3 credits.

Theory, research and practice in advanced program planning and evaluation involving elementary, secondary and higher and post-secondary education. Grad st for other fields

URB R PL/​POLI SCI/​PUB AFFR  878 — PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Role of administration in American government; problems of organization, bureaucracy and control; public policy as the output of the administrative process.

URB R PL/​POLI SCI/​PUB AFFR  890 — FEDERAL BUDGET AND TAX POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Focuses on national budget and tax policy and administration, and the parallel processes at the state and local levels. Included are discussions of: decision-making theories; budget and tax policy; and analysis of normative and empirical criteria and analytical techniques for assessing alternative policy proposals.

URB R PL 912 — PLANNING WORKSHOP

3 credits.

Selected problems in planning to emphasize the interdisciplinary character of planning practice and to give opportunity to apply socioeconomic analysis, physical planning, and implementation techniques.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  917 — PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR PLANNING AND POLICY MAKING

3 credits.

Examines public participation for planning and policymaking in both urban and natural environments; considers different types of participation from agency consultation to negotiation; designing, conducting, and evaluating citizen participation are major features.

URB R PL/​LAND ARC  920 — REGIONAL DESIGN WORKSHOP

2-3 credits.

Development and application of a systematic approach to analysis and design at macro- and micro-scales within a regional context.

URB R PL/​ENVIR ST  923 — SEMINAR-LAND PROBLEMS: INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2-3 credits.

Land tenure and utilization research and policy problems.

URB R PL/​SOC  924 — SEMINAR-POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

3 credits.

URB R PL 932 — SEMINAR-RESEARCH REVIEW AND CRITICISM

1-3 credits.

Group consideration of thesis or equivalent projects during their preparation; individual reports on successive stages of work.

URB R PL 945 — SEMINAR IN LAND USE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

3 credits.

The social, economic, and political setting of urban blight and the current measures, including urban renewal and model cities programs, to cope with the condition. Attention to social change, concept of neighborhood, and cross-cultural perspectives to renewal and community development.

URB R PL/​DS 955/​F&W ECOL  955 — PRACTICAL RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS OF EMPIRICAL INQUIRY

3 credits.

Provides a practical introduction to basic concepts of research question formulation, research designs and alternative methods of inquiry, implications for internal validity of the research and generalizability of the findings, operational definitions and measurement validity, reliability, utility and precision.

URB R PL/​POLI SCI  969 — SEMINAR-TRENDS AND ISSUES IN PUBLIC PLANNING

3 credits.

Critical review of recent and current thought on the nature and role of planning in governmental and quasi-governmental agencies with particular attention to the adverse critics of planning and the issues they raise about the policy formulation process in public affairs.

URB R PL/​REAL EST  978 — SEMINAR-URBAN LAND ECONOMICS PHD

2 credits.

Continuation of Urb R Pl/REAL EST 977. PhD or 2nd yr masters candidates

URB R PL/​HISTORY/​SOC  979 — SEMINAR IN URBAN HISTORY

3 credits.

Causes and consequences of urbanization, stressing social and economic aspects of major population movements, with particular attention to the United States.

URB R PL 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-5 credits.

URB R PL 999 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-3 credits.