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

Offered by: Urban Planning     Degree: Master of Urban Planning

Program Requirements

Revision, May 2018. Start of revision.

The M.U.P. requires two years of study and research including a three-month summer internship in a professional setting. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to have acquired basic planning skills, a broad understand of urban issues, and specialized knowledge in a field of their own choice.

** Students interested in the Barbados Field Study semester option should contact the department on it's availability **

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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Fall)

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • URBP 609 Planning Graphics 1 (1 credit)

    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 2018

    Instructors: Suzanne Doucet (Fall)

  • URBP 610 Planning Graphics 2 (1 credit)

    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 2018

    Instructors: Suzanne Doucet (Fall)

  • URBP 611 Planning Graphics 3 (1 credit)

    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 2018

    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 2018

    Instructors: David Wachsmuth (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 urban research and planning at the neighbourhood level. Topics: problem definition, methods for data collection and analysis, goal setting, design and analysis of alternative plans, public policy, plan implementation, and professional presentation techniques. Students work in interdisciplinary teams on assessments of current living conditions and on plans to improve them, including policies and projects related to housing, public space, infrastructure and services, and community development. Research and recommendations are presented in oral presentations and written reports.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein, Amy Oliver, Mark Elsworthy (Fall)

    • Research and design studio.

  • URBP 623 Planning Studio 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Research and planning techniques for land development. Students work in teams to do research on context, program and precedents and develop 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 2019

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka, Martin E Wexler (Winter)

  • 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 research and planning skills in greater depth. Students work in teams to fulfill 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 2018

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur, David Brown (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Marc-Andre Lechasseur (Winter)

  • URBP 641 Reading the Urban Landscape (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An overview of selected passive techniques that may be used to assess the congruence between urban environments and people as they go about their daily activities. These techniques include: (1) observing physical traces, (2) observing behaviour, (3) cognitive mapping and wayfinding, and (4) the assessment of the overall quality of urban environments.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: David Brown (Fall)

    • (1-0-2)

  • URBP 642 Introduction to Planning Data (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, focusing on building confidence and intuition in using and manipulating quantitative information. Census data and the methods most commonly used to analyze them.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur (Fall)

  • URBP 643 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the field of urban planning. Theoretical and technical basic notions of GIS and cartography such as: sources, quality, model, display, analysis, management, and storage of spatial data.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Geneviève Reid (Fall)

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 360 hours' 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Students are encouraged to complete at least one course in each of the four areas of design, environment, housing, and transportation.

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9-18 credits from the following:

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.

  • ARCH 517 Sustainable Residential Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Design strategies of sustainable residential environments at the community and the unit levels. Historic references, siting principles, high density, healthy developments, green homes, urban renewal, circulation and parking, open spaces and implementation approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Abraham Friedman (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or equivalent

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (2-1-6)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251

    • Given alternate years, alternating with ARCH 521

  • ARCH 564 Design for Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Designing for sustainable development to meet the Millennium and its new environmental goals. Approaches, strategies and projects that meet these goals in areas of economic empowerment, food security, gender equity, health and sanitation, and shelter sectors.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Vikram Bhatt (Fall)

    • (2-0-7)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

  • 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 2019

    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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

  • GEOG 504 Advanced Economic Geography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The objective of this seminar course is to develop an understanding of the geographical dimensions of a variety of new forms of economic and social organization that are emerging across the globe. Key themes focus on innovation, technological and managerial change, evolutionary economic geography, globalization, and changing geographies of inequality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: GEOG 311 or permission of instructor

  • GEOG 525 Asian Cities in the 21st Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : This course examines current themes relating to mass urbanization in Asia in a range of contexts and the forces that shape the built environment of Asian cities. Various approaches to understanding Asian cities and current theoretical debates will be investigated, including recent critiques of western-centric theorizations of urban change in the region. The course examines a variety of themes through which students will gain familiarity with some of the major strands relating to urban change in Asia: national identity, neoliberalism, social exclusions, migration, religion, ethnicity and sustainability.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sarah Moser (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GEOG 325, or 9 credits of Geography courses in Urban Geography, or permission of the instructor.

    • Open to graduate students and final year undergraduates.

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2019

    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 2019

    Instructors: Geneviève Reid (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 environmental issues at various scales; characteristics of environmental issues, science-policy-politics interactions relating to the environment, and implications for policy; sustainability, and the need for and challenges associated with interdisciplinary perspectives; externalities and their regulation; public goods; risk perception and implications; the political-institutional context and policy instruments; cost-benefit analysis; multiple-criteria decision-making approaches; multidimensional life-cycle analysis; policy implementation issues; conflict resolution; case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Fall)

    • (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 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein, Arturo Valladares, Julie Lakis (Fall)

    • (8-.5-.5)

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field study Semester.

  • URBP 514 Community Design Workshop (4 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Context-focused community-based architectural projects undertaken in collaboration with external partners. Exploration of challenges, needs, and opportunities in architectural and urban-design interventions on real sites through interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka, Lucie Caroline Lederhendler, Fiona Akins, Katrine Claassens (Winter)

    • (2-4-6)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ARCH 514.

  • 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 2018

    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 2018

    Instructors: Inteaz Alli, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.

  • URBP 530 Urban Infrastructure and Services in International Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Issues of practical and theoretical importance in relation to urban infrastructure and services in the international context: science and technology, political economy, policy analysis, policy implementation, public finance, and institutions and governance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • URBP 541 Selected Topics in Planning (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Methods and techniques pertinent to contemporary practice in urban planning.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein, Ian Jeffrey Gold, Jai Shah (Winter)

    • (1-0-2)

  • URBP 542 Selected Topics in Visual Analysis (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Methods and techniques of visual analysis pertinent to contemporary practice in urban planning.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (1-0-2).

  • URBP 543 Special Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • URBP 551 Urban Design and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Fundamentals of city-building in Canada relative to municipal, regional, and provincial actions used to guide urban growth and development. Contemporary urban design in major metropolitan centres as shaped by legal, political, and cultural realities. Current preoccupations in city-building: reurbanisation and adaptive reuse of infrastructure, collaborative multi-stakeholder projects, strategic initiatives, changing relationships between professional experts and grassroots actors. Introduction to specific aspects of practice: public participation and community engagement; land development and real estate; project feasibility and implementation; policy monitoring and evaluation; emergent city-building regimes.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restrictions: Not to be taken by undergraduates before U3. Not open to M.Arch. students.

  • URBP 553 Urban Governance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Critical perspectives on the governance of contemporary cities and urban regions, with a focus on North America. The relationship between planners and other important local governance actors, including municipal governments, the realestate industry, and community groups. The role of planning and planners in challenging or perpetuating urban social, political, economic, and environmental inequities.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: David Wachsmuth (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken URBP 617 in fall 2015 or URBP 616 in fall 2016.

  • URBP 555 Real Estate and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Basic concepts of real estate and property rights and how these are valued. The specificities of property markets and their segmentation. The paradox of realestate uniqueness. Actors and processes of realestate development and investment in practical terms (proforma analysis, investment analysis, leases and property management) and broader terms (institutional investors, financialization). Segmentation of development processes among local, supralocal and international actors, including consultants. Roles of the planner and planning regulations; how these affect property values and property development with specific reference to Québec planning legislation and powers. Market evaluation and analysis of the development potential of specific sites.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur, Daniel Tordjman Goodfellow (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken URBP 617 in winter 2017.

  • URBP 556 Urban Economy: A Spatial Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic functions played by cities; economic processes governing city formation, city growth, and the internal spatial organization of cities. Describing and understanding how cities can be interpreted as economic phenomena. Economic origins of cities, the industrial revolution, city systems and networks, the role of mobility and telecommunications, innovation and creativity as urban phenomena, the internal spatial logic of metropolitan areas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • URBP 604 Urban Design Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Concepts and methods used in contemporary urban design: historical influences, epistemological debates, practical techniques, and philosophical concerns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • (1-2-6)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ARCH 604.

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2019

    Instructors: Ahmed Elgeneidy (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 2018

    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: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gregory Richardson (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Fall)

    • (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 2018

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr, Susan J Gaskin (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in Barbados Field Study Semester. Only open to graduate students in architecture and urban planning.

  • URBP 644 Multivariate Statistics (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Methods in multivariate analysis, with an emphasis on multiple linear regression models. ANOVA (analysis of variance). Reading and analyzing multiple linear regression analysis results. Designing and running multiple linear regression models for hypothesis testing. Diagnostic tests and data clean up.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Patrick Kilfoil (Fall)

  • URBP 645 Social Research Methods 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Selected social research techniques as applied in urban planning, including: the art and craft of interviewing; surveys and questionnaires; ethnography, participant observation and narrative analysis; participatory techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Filipa Pajevic (Fall)

  • URBP 646 Social Research Methods 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Selected social research techniques as applied in urban planning, including: the art and craft of interviewing; surveys and questionnaires; ethnography, participant observation and narrative analysis; participatory techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • URBP 647 Selected Methods in Planning 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: David Wachsmuth (Winter)

  • URBP 648 Selected Methods in Planning 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur, Gorka Espiau (Winter)

  • URBP 649 Visual and Spatial Methods (1 credit)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Topics related to visual and spatial methods in urban planning will be presented by staff and visiting lecturers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Nicholas Luka (Fall)

  • URBP 656 Urban Innovation and Creativity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Exploration of contemporary debates on creativity and innovation as inherently urban phenomena linked to interactions and 'buzz' that occur in urban contexts; discussion of policy impacts including how urban and metropolitan growth is premised upon the capacity to enhance creativity and innovation. Examination of what is meant by creativity and innovation, how they can be connected, and why they are seen as vital to economic development. Arguments for and critiques of 'creative cities' and 'innovative urban areas'. Creative class, geography of innovation, culture and urban development, metropolitan creative-city policies, geographic paradoxes that arise.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Richard George Shearmur, Gorka Espiau (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken URBP 618 in Winter 2014 (when topic was "Creative Cities: Creativity, Innovation and Urban Agglomerations".

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

Group B

0-9 credits from the following:

Students may take up to 9 credits of coursework offered at the 500 or 600 levels by any academic unit at McGill or at another Montreal university, with the approval of the School, if they help students to develop an in-depth knowledge of one or more subject areas in the field of planning, with the approval of the School. Choices usually include courses in real-estate analysis, urban geography, sociology, anthropology, law, politics, and environmental science. Students must confirm prior to registration that the selected course(s) can be counted toward the M.U.P. degree.

Revision, May 2018. End of revision.
Faculty of Engineering—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)