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

Offered by: Urban Planning     Degree: Master of Urban Planning

Program Requirements

**This program is currently not offered.**

The Urban Design concentration in the professionally-accredited M.U.P. degree enables students to specialize in this area of scholarship and professional practice in their second year of studies. Three studio courses, an internship, two intensive seminar courses, and a final Supervised Research Project in Urban Design enable students to prepare for professional practice as urban design specialists skilled in analysis and design development for existing (sub)urban landscapes and newly urbanizing contexts. This option is open to students with a professional and/or undergraduate degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Planning, or related fields. Qualified applicants are admitted to the core M.U.P. program and then apply to be placed in the concentration at the end of their first year of study. Successful applicants must meet the admission requirements for the core M.U.P. program and also demonstrate visual acuity, spatial literacy, and skills in graphic communication during their first two terms of study.

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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Required Courses (33 credits)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (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 604 Urban Design Seminar 2: Advanced Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Advanced concepts and methods used in urban design and housing, focusing on epistemological debates, practical techniques, and philosophical concerns that shape contemporary theory and practice in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: URBP 602 (or equivalent), URBP 612, URBP 622, URBP 633
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 604, URBD 604, or URBD 614
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Suzanne Doucet (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 2014

    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 2014

    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 2015

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler, Cameron Charlebois (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 2014

    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 2014

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur, Heather Braiden (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 2015

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Lechasseur (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: URBP 612, URBP 633

Complementary Courses

9-12 credits from the following including at least one ARCH course and one URBP course:

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Winter)

    • (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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 378
  • ARCH 561 Affordable Housing Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Issues affecting housing delivery systems. Site selection; dwelling forms and prototypes; interior design construction methods; products and utilities; land subdivision; roads, pathways and infrastructure; open spaces; infill housing; selected built case studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate students: permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 630.
  • ARCH 562 Innovative Homes and Communities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Innovative design concepts for sustainable homes and communities to include adaptability; net-zero energy; micro units; recycling; plug and play; green roofs; aging in place and live-work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 304.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARCH 631.
  • ARCH 566 Cultural Landscapes Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Overview of cultural landscapes studies, methodologies, and resources. Comparative studies of the connection between people, place, and artifact systems through a critical examination of architecture, regional context, and material culture. Examination of precedents for the interpretation of cultural landscapes by architects, ethnologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Mellin (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: Not open to students who have taken URBP 614.
  • 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur (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 2015

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (2.5-0.5-6)

0-3 credits can be selected from other courses at the 500 or 600 levels in any academic unit at McGill or at another university, subject to the approval of the School.

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.
  • 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 2015

    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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 528 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 550 Urban Planning and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : A survey of municipal, regional and provincial actions to guide urban development in Canada, with a particular emphasis on Montreal and Quebec. It also introduces students to concepts in real-estate development and highlights the relationship between developers and planners.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: B.Sc.(Arch.) or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not normally open to Urban Planning students
  • 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Malaka Ackaoui (Winter)

    • (2-0-4)
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Ehab Diab (Winter)

    • (0-2-7)
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: Not open to students who have taken URBP 614.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2015

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (Winter)

    • (2.5-0.5-6)
  • 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy, Dea van Lierop, Ehab Diab (Winter)

  • URBP 626 Principles and Practice 3 (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 that are applicable in diverse professional planning contexts. The subject matter, geographic area, scale of intervention and institutional location of planning vary from semester to semester. The course is taught by a visiting lecturer, adjunct professor or Ph.D. student.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ray Tomalty (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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: URBP 622 or permission of instructor.
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