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

Offered by: Urban Planning     Degree: Master of Urban Planning

Program Requirements

The Transportation Planning Option enables students to specialize in this field as part of their course of study for the Master of Urban Planning degree (M.U.P.). Studio courses, an internship, and a final project involve real-life work that prepares students for the professional practice of urban transportation planning.

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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (33 credits)

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: David Brown (Winter)

    • (0-2-7)
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Suzanne Doucet, Colin Stewart (Fall)

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler (Fall)

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (2.5-0.5-6)
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler, Lisa Bornstein (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 2014

    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 2013

    Instructors: David Brown, Paul Lecavalier (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 2013

    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 2014

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Lechasseur (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: URBP 612, URBP 633

Complementary Courses

6-12 credits from the following:

  • 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 2014

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
  • CIVE 637 Discrete Choice Modeling in Transportation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Data set assembly, multivariate regression analysis, individual choice theory, random utility frameworks, ordered and unordered response models, model estimation using maximum likelihood approaches, review of state of the art and recent advances in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Naveen Eluru (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above
  • URBP 536 Current Issues in Transportation 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy, Dea van Lierop (Fall)

    • (1-0-5)
  • URBP 537 Current Issues in Transportation 2 (2 credits)

    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 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy, Dea van Lierop (Fall)

    • (1-0-5)
    • 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 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy, Dea van Lierop (Fall)

    • (1-0-2)
    • Prerequisite: URBP 537
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: An introductory course in microeconomics or permission of instructor.

Elective Courses

0-6 credits

Students may take courses at the 500 or 600 level offered by any academic unit at McGill or 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—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)