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  • Undergraduate Minor — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Regional Planning and consists of five courses Should you have any questions please contact Nikhil Kaza the director of undergraduate studies Join the dcrp minor listserv Stay up to date with the latest planning news and events Learn more listservs go to subscribe to a listserv Students are required to take two core courses PLAN 246 and 247 PLAN 246 247 is a sequence of courses that introduces students to the structure and function of cities and ways planners solve urban problems Please check Connect Carolina for a up to date listing on when these courses are offered PLAN 246 Cities of the Future sample syllabus PLAN 247 Solving Urban Problems sample syllabus In addition to the core curriculum in the Minor students choose three additional planning courses Students can select any other planning course with permission of the instructor after completing PLAN 246 247 These courses enable students to develop knowledge in a planning specialization such as land use environmental planning or transportation planning or students may use this opportunity to develop a better understanding of cross cutting planning issues such as planning ethics or international issues Some courses that are routinely available to undergraduates are listed below Instructor permission is required where specified 300 600 level Courses is with instructor permission PLAN 330 ENST 330 Principles of Sustainability PLAN 420 ENST 420 Green Architecture Community Design PLAN 428 GEOG 428 Cities in a globalizing World PLAN 491 GEOG 491 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems PLAN 591 Advanced Geographic Information Systems PLAN 547 Energy Transportation Land Use PLAN 585 PLCY 585 ENVR 585 ENST 585 Environmental Management and Policy PLAN 636 Urban Transportation Planning PLAN 637 Public Transportation PLAN 641 Ecology and Land Use Planning PLAN 663 Diversity Inequality in Cities PLAN 685 ENVR 685 Water Policy in Lesser

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/academics/undergraduate-minor (2015-06-03)
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  • Course Profile: Planning for Natural Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    This course provides a graduate level introduction to hazards management planning including climate change induced hazards Specific areas of study include the practice of planning and its application to disaster response hazard mitigation and disaster recovery Emphasis is also placed on the connectivity between planning for natural hazards and disasters and climate change adaptation emphasizing the principles of sustainability and disaster resilience While the course is grounded in planning principles and practice and involves the evaluation of plans it is not limited to planning students Rather the course is intended for students that seek to gain a better understanding of how planning plays an important role in the larger issue of natural hazards management including our ability to adapt to a changing climate and create more sustainable disaster resilient communities Course objectives include 1 To identify and explore key planning principles and assess the degree to which they are applied in hazards management planning through the evaluation of the quality of disaster response hazard mitigation and disaster recovery plans at the federal state and local level 2 To gain a sound understanding of hazards management as understood through the lenses of disaster response hazard mitigation and disaster recovery 3 To explore the relationship between sustainability disaster resilience and climate change adaptation and 4 To identify and assess different types of hazards management governance frameworks including how existing policies and programs facilitate or hinder pre and post disaster planning and the creation of sustainable disaster resilient communities that are able to better adapt to changing climactic conditions More information Dr Smith is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters UNC Hazards Center and the Department of Homeland Security s Center of Excellence Coastal Hazards Center The UNC Hazards Center research focus areas include modeling

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  • Students test accessibility — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    in PLAN 638 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning recently participated in an activity to demonstrate how pedestrian design elements and the built environment affect disabled individuals Students took turns traveling in wheelchairs along a designated on the streets near campus to gain an understanding of how factors such as sidewalk conditions e g material maintenance continuity width grade crosswalk conditions transit stop design and other sidewalk and street features affect travel options and accessibility for visually hearing and mobility impaired individuals The most striking thing about this exercise is that traveling the assigned route by wheelchair would have been physically impossible without assistance says Lindsay Maurer a second year MCRP student we learned to examine the pedestrian realm from a new perspective and to reconsider design features that aren t on the radar for most able bodied pedestrians Even within our walkable campus environment it became clear that dangerous and inconvenient sidewalk conditions greatly affect the mobility safety and independence of disabled individuals Through this exercise it s hoped that students are better equipped to understand how to best design streets and sidewalks for users of all modes ages and capabilities Dr Rodriguez is the course instructor learn more about his

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  • PLAN 590 — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    2012 I invite you to take my Maymester course this year It is a hands on course designed for graduate and undergraduate students who want to learn more about real estate You ll gain skills that will help you make good housing choices You ll also learn how real estate development and investment decisions are made In June you ll be impressed with the knowledge you have gained after three short weeks The course looks at the local housing market by asking you to consider whether you should buy or rent If you want to buy is it better to purchase an existing house or build one Where can you find a lot to purchase What is the best way to finance the house you buy These questions are answered and lead to a broader discussion about residential real estate in the first part of the course The second part focuses on commercial real estate You will learn how to use practical techniques to understand both development and investment We will take several field trips to view innovative projects We will also meet with local real estate developers general contractors designers and urban planners during these trips Please contact me

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  • Course Listing — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    reports 704 Theory of Planning I 3 The logic of planning as a professional activity Critical overview of current process theories leading students to develop a personal philosophy applicable to their work as planners 710 Microeconomics for Planning and Public Policy Analysis 3 Introduction to principles of demand and supply elasticity marginal utility opportunity cost pricing production decisions and profit maximization cost benefit analysis financial appraisal role of government and market instruments for environmental protection 714 Urban Spatial Structure 3 Theories and empirical evidence of the contemporary spatial development of metropolitan areas Industrial residential and commercial location neighborhood change the role of technological change and public policies and normative perspectives 720 Planning Methods 3 Permission of the instructor for undergraduates Accessing information from conventional and electronic sources spatial data acquisition analysis and mapping Inferential statistics through multiple regression Microcomputer laboratory 721 Advanced Planning Methods 3 Permission of the instructor for undergraduates More in depth treatment of topics covered in PLAN 720 Particular emphasis on techniques of multiple regression analysis forecasting categorical data analysis and spatial data analysis 724 Introduction to Law for Planners 3 Governmental institutions real property constitutional law land use law and environmental law 725 Development Dispute Resolution 3 Contemporary methods of resolving development disputes through negotiation bargaining and mediation Techniques and skills applicable to solving controversies over planning and implementation of public and private development projects 738 Transportation Policy and Planning 3 Prerequisite PLAN 636 Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite Examination of active transportation planning and policy questions land use relationships modal comparisons environmental quality transportation demand management paratransit planning the transportation needs of special populations and international comparisons 739 Transportation Planning Models 3 Permission of the instructor for undergraduates The transportation planning process data collection trip generation modal choice trip distribution and assignment Social economic and environmental impacts of transportation Innovative modeling techniques 740 Land Use and Environmental Policy 3 History institutional setting rationale of state and local land use and environmental policies Program and policy frameworks political and market processes resource utilization concepts and contemporary development and resource management 741 Land Use and Environmental Planning 3 Methods of land use planmaking Use of GIS and spreadsheets to analyze land suitability and spatial needs Preparation of land classification plans land use design plans and development management programs 744 Development and Environmental Management 3 Coordination of public powers and private actions to implement development plans and conserve environmental resources Regulatory public investment incentive and policy instruments used in land use and environmental guidance systems 745 Development Impact Assessment 3 Methods for data management and predictive analysis of the environmental transportation and other infrastructure fiscal and social impacts of land development projects Impact mitigation measures are also examined 747 Coastal Management Policy 3 Analysis of national and state coastal management laws policies and programs Private sector interest group government agency and public roles in coastal resource allocation Influence of science values and politics 752 Project and Site Planning 3 Techniques of site analysis project

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  • Academics — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Admissions 2015 Open House Process FAQ Financial Assistance Program Performance Academics Doctoral Ph D Guidelines PDF Masters Planning Specializations Planning Tracks Dual Degrees Other Programs Undergraduate Minor FAQ Course Listing Fall 2015 Courses PDF Spring 2015 Courses PDF GIS Library Resources Engagement Engagement Research Centers Urban Land Use Planning GIS Library Resources Carolina Planning Journal People Faculty Emeriti Faculty Students Planners Forum Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Doctoral Students

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  • GIS/Library Resources — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    2015 Courses PDF GIS Library Resources Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info GIS Library Resources Key Resources for Planners at UNC Chapel Hill GIS Services at Davis Library get more information about the services offered in Davis find guides to locating spatial data on campus and on the web and check out our FAQ featuring short videos of common tasks to get help using GIS Online GIS Training improve your GIS skills with a self paced online course from the ESRI Virtual Campus See the list of courses available for UNC CH affiliates current faculty staff and students Library E Resources access article databases such as EconLit GEOBASE and PAIS specialized planning collections ICUD NTL and ULI Development Case Studies and guides to conducting research in all areas of planning land use transportation economic development etc Master s Papers in City Regional Planning search our online collection of master s papers from past students of DCRP Browse by year graduated faculty advisor name or use the keyword search to find all papers on a particular topic Contact Philip M McDaniel GIS Librarian Research and Instructional Services Department Davis Library 919 962 1151 919 962 5537 fax philip mcdaniel

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  • Academics — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Planning The Minor is offered through the Department of City and Regional Planning and consists of five courses read more Global Heels Reem Ghunaim Reem Ghunaim is studying city and regional planning specializing in economic development She will graduate in May 2014 with a master s degree in urban planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill read more What is a planning class at DCRP like In this case we visited Assistant Professor Todd Bendor s PLAN 641 Ecology and Land Use Planning read more Faculty Student Research and Engagement Rodriguez Faculty and students at DCRP carry out an extensive body of research and engage in a variety of projects working with local communities and clients Ever wonder what projects you could be working on as a DCRP student We asked a couple of Daniel Rodriquez s students read more Course Profile Planning for Natural Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation Emphasis is placed on the connectivity between planning for natural hazards and disasters and climate change adaptation emphasizing the principles of sustainability and disaster resilience read more PLAN 638 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Students in PLAN 638 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning recently participated in an activity to demonstrate how pedestrian design elements and the built environment affect disabled individuals read more PLAN 590 I invite you to take my Maymester course this year It is a hands on course designed for graduate and undergraduate students who want to learn more about real estate You ll gain skills that will help you make good housing choices You ll also learn how real estate development and investment decisions are made In June you ll be impressed with the knowledge you have gained after three short weeks read more DCRP Course Listing Review our comprehensive list of all regularly offered

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