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Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.); Urban Planning (Non-Thesis) (66 credits)

Offered by: Urban Planning     Degree: Master of Urban Planning

Program Requirements

The M.U.P. requires two years of study including a three-month internship with a member of a recognized planning association.

Research Project (15 credits)

  • URBP 630 Supervised Research Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The Supervised Research Project is intended to focus a student's interests on a particular area of enquiry at the end of studies for a Master's Degree in Planning. It should ideally provide the transition into practice or more advanced studies. Joint research projects are allowed.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 631 Supervised Research Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Continuation of the requirements for the Supervised Research Project.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 632 Supervised Research Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Continuation of the requirements for the Supervised Research Project.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • URBP 609 Planning Graphics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Designed to familiarize the student with graphic techniques used in professional planning work, as well as to heighten environmental perception. Weekly lecture which reviews theory and practice followed by a weekly studio assignment involving the application of practical skills.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 612 History and Theory of Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : A review of planning history and theories of planning. These are examined under three categories: explanation of urban phenomena, substantive theory, and theories of process.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler (Fall)

  • URBP 622 Planning Studio 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Introduction to planning practice based on real-world neighbourhood planning. Topics: problem definition, data collection and analysis, goal setting, design of alternative plans, public policy, plan implementation, and professional presentation techniques. Students work in interdisciplinary teams on plans to improve local living conditions, including public space, infrastructure, and services. Analyses and recommendations are presented in oral presentations and written reports.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler (Fall)

    • studio
  • URBP 623 Planning Studio 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Introduction to land development. Students work in teams on a detailed plan for a site that poses urban and/or environmental challenges. Topics: site analysis, market analysis, and financial analysis; land-use regulation, real-estate development, residential planning, and housing policy; data collection and analysis, design and evaluation of alternatives, and project implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: URBP 622
  • URBP 624 Planning Studio 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Exploration of complex planning problems at the local or regional scale, chosen depending on the experience and research interests of the participants, for the acquisition of planning skills in greater depth. Students work in teams to fulfil a mandate for a public, private or third-sector client. Substantive issues vary according to clients. Topics: project management, client-consultant interactions, and professional communication.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Brown (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: URBP 622 and URBP 623
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken URBP 604
  • URBP 633 Planning Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An introduction to quantitative methods that are commonly used in urban research and planning practice. Topics include municipal information systems, fieldwork techniques, survey design and analysis, analysis of spatial and temporal patterns, and the evaluation of policies and plans.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: David Brown (Fall)

    • Priority given to Urban Planning Students
  • URBP 635 Planning Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : A comparative study of private and public control of land use and development, including master plans, zoning bylaws, subdivision control, urban redevelopment, expropriation, regional planning, environmental protection, and heritage conservation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Lechasseur (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: URBP 612, URBP 633

Required Internship (6 credits)

  • URBP 628 Practical Experience (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An internship related to the practice of urban planning is required. The practical experience must be of at least 3 months duration and be supervised by a professional in the planning field. An evaluation of the student's performance by the supervisor, as well as a short report by the student, forms the basis for assessment.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Complementary Courses

12-18 credits

In choosing courses from the following list, students are encouraged to complete at least one course in each of the four areas of design, environment, housing, and transportation.

  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.
  • ARCH 520 Montreal: Urban Morphology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Historical, geographical, demographical, and regional evolution of the metropolis of Montreal. Topics include: important quartiers, the Montreal urban grid, industrialization, reform movements, geographical diversity, urban culture, local building techniques and materials. Basic concepts of urban morphology and their relationships to the contemporary urban context will be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (2-1-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 521
  • ARCH 521 Structure of Cities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Nature, pattern and life of modern cities. Urban networks, special areas, problems and prospects.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Aysenur Türeli (Winter)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 520
  • ARCH 527 Civic Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The elements of form in buildings and their siting design in the urban setting.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 378
  • ARCH 528 History of Housing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Indigenous housing both transient and permanent, from the standpoint of individual structure and pattern of settlements. The principal historic examples of houses including housing in the age of industrial revolution and contemporary housing.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Pieter Sijpkes (Winter)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 529 Housing Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A review of environmental alternatives in housing; contemporary housing and the physical and sociological determinants that shape it; Canadian housing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 528 or permission of instructor
  • CIVE 540 Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Process and techniques of urban transportation engineering and planning, including demand analysis framework, data collection procedures, travel demand modelling and forecasting, and cost-effectiveness framework for evaluation of project and system alternatives.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Luis Miranda-Moreno (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 319 or permission of instructor.
  • CIVE 561 Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Urban transportation impacts on air pollution, monitoring urban air quality, mobile source emissions, dispersion and atmospheric processes specific to cities, exposure to air pollution and health effects.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marianne Hatzopoulou (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
  • URBP 501 Principles and Practice 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : This six-week intensive course exposes students to issues and techniques that are applicable in diverse professional planning contexts. The subject matter, geographic area, scale of intervention and institutional location of planning varies from semester to semester. The course focuses on a specific case study and is taught by a visiting lecturer with professional experience in the selected subject matter.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (2-0-4)
  • URBP 504 Planning for Active Transportation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The importance of transit, walking, and cycling as modes of transportation in sustainable urban environments. Planning, design, and operation of mass transit systems, bikeways, and footpaths.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • URBP 505 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An introduction to fundamental geographic information system (GIS) concepts and a range of GIS applications in urban and regional planning.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Brown (Winter)

    • (0-2-7)
  • URBP 506 Environmental Policy and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analytical and institutional approaches for understanding and addressing urban and other environmental problems at various scales; characteristics of environmental problems and implications; political-institutional context and policy instruments; risk perception and implications; cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, multiple-objectives approaches, life-cycle analysis; policy implementation issues; case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above
  • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An exploration of the interrelationship between land-use planning and infrastructure provision, especially water and sewerage. An examination of their policy and regulatory frameworks and other methodology of plan making and evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein, Heather Braiden (Fall)

    • (8-.5-.5)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field study Semester.
  • URBP 519 Sustainable Development Plans (6 credits) *

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Geared for solving real-world environmental problems related to water at the local, regional and international scale in Barbados. Projects to be designed by instructors in consultation with university, government and NGO partners and to be conducted by teams of 2 to 4 students in collaboration with them.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (0-10-8)
    • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in Barbados Field Study Semester. Not open to students who have taken or are taking AGRI 519 or CIVE 519.
  • URBP 520 Globalization: Planning and Change (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and social issues related to planning for sustainable development, with a focus on water. Political and environmental determinants of resource use. Impact of global, regional and local institutions, programs and plans in Barbados and in the field locale in general.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Leroy E Phillip, Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.
  • URBP 530 Urban Environmental Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Urban environmental planning with a focus on sustainability and smart growth. Consideration is given to the tools, techniques and processes that planners use to promote sustainable urban development. Local applications and community initiatives are addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Note: Not open to students who have taken URBP 614.
  • URBP 536 Transportation Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Current transportation issues and topics are addressed from practitioner and academic perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Fall) Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (1-0-2)
  • URBP 537 Transportation Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Current transportation issues and topics are addressed from the perspectives of both professional practitioners and academics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Fall) Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (1-0-2)
    • Prerequisite: URBP 536
  • URBP 538 Transportation Seminar 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Current transportation issues and topics are addressed from the perspectives of both professional practitioners and academics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Fall) Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (1-0-2)
    • Prerequisite: URBP 537
  • URBP 602 Urban Design Seminar 1: Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Introduction to urban design: general preoccupations, theoretical antecedents, epistemological foundations, and practical techniques as they relate to the work of architects and planners in everyday practice.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (4-0-5)
    • Prerequisites: URBP 612, URBP 622, and URBP 633
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 602, URBD 602, or URBD 612
  • URBP 607 Reading Course: Urban Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The Reading Course offers an opportunity to explore, under the supervision of a staff member, subject areas relevant to urban planning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 608 Advanced GIS Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Introduces students to real-world geographic information systems (GIS) problems and enhances the mastering of the geographic information systems as a tool for solving complex urban planning problems. Students will analyze several planning research problems spatially and introduce solutions to these issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (s): URBP 505 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction (s): Open to graduate students in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Geography (or permission of instructor)
  • URBP 616 Selected Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Special topics related to Urban Planning will be presented by staff and visiting lecturers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 617 Selected Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Special topics related to Urban Planning will be presented by staff and visiting lecturers.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Winter)

  • URBP 618 Selected Topics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Special topics related to Urban Planning will be presented by staff and visiting lecturers.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • URBP 619 Land Use and Transportation Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analysis of transportation and land use interactions in urban areas. Study of the impacts of transportation systems on travel behaviour, residential and work location decisions, and urban form; discussion of implications for planning practice.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy, Kevin Manaugh (Winter)

    • (2.5-0.5-6)
  • URBP 620 Transportation Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and financial aspects of urban transportation policies and planning. Introduction to impact assessment techniques for major transportation projects and policies; discussion of political debates concerning transportation financing.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: An introductory course in microeconomics or permission of instructor.
  • URBP 625 Principles and Practice 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : This six-week intensive course exposes students to issues and techniques which are applicable in diverse professional planning contexts that vary in terms of their subject matter, location, scale and the role played by planners. The course focuses on a specific case study and is taught by a visiting lecturer with experience in the selected subject area. Course topics are systematically varied over a two-year cycle.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Winter)

  • URBP 626 Principles and Practice 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kevin Manaugh (Winter)

  • URBP 629 Cities in a Globalizing World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Cities and planning in comparative perspective; focus on the developing world. Topics covered include: global and local processes shaping cities worldwide, urban problems in developed and developing regions, and the impacts of planning and governance on urban form, economic growth, and equity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: URBP 622 or permission of instructor.
  • URBP 634 Planning Water Resources in Barbados (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Physical environment challenges faced by an island nation, with a focus on water resources. Private, government and NGO institutional context for conservation strategies. Water quantity and quality analyses for water management and planning specific to Barbados.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in Barbados Field Study Semester. Only open to graduate students in architecture and urban planning.
  • URBP 651 Redesigning Suburban Space (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Planning and urban design strategies for transforming suburban and exurban settings in North America to meet contemporary needs. Critical approaches to responsible practice in existing cultural landscapes. Adaptive reuse of public space, intensification, densification, transit-oriented retrofit of urban form, community-based design development.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Fall)

* Courses open only to students enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.

Students may elect to complete a Field Study Semester in Barbados during the Fall term of their second year in the program. With this option, URBP 519 is substituted for URBP 624. Coursework must include URBP 507, URBP 520, and URBP 634. All other requirements for the M.U.P. degree apply.

Elective Courses

0-6 credits

Students may take courses at the 500 or 600 levels offered by any academic unit at McGill or at another Montreal university if they help students develop an in-depth knowledge of one or more subject areas in the field of planning, with the approval of the School. Frequent choices include courses in real-estate analysis, urban geography, sociology, anthropology, law, politics, and environmental science. Students must confirm prior to registration that the elective course(s) will be counted toward the M.U.P. degree.

Faculty of Engineering—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)