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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> About URPL
    608 262 1004 Fax 608 262 9307 Email emreynolds2 wisc edu Office Hours The office is open from 7 30 a m to 4 30 p m on weekdays Music Hall is located at the intersection of North Park Street and Lathrop Drive Enter the building using the Bascom Hill sidewalk or footbridge from the Humanities Building across N Park St Make the second left into the door on the

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> About URPL
    two degrees offered by the department the Master of Science M S and the Doctor of Philosophy Ph D in Urban and Regional Planning The M S degree is a professional degree accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning The Ph D degree is research based emphasizing theoretically sound and planning relevant empiricism designed to train doctoral students interested in academic careers We are a department located within both the College of Letters Science and the College of Agricultural Life Sciences Globally unique among planning programs we also have a long association with Cooperative Extension one of the first university outreach and community engagement programs in the world Over the years our faculty academic staff students and alumni have had a significant impact on planning as practiced in Wisconsin across the continent and throughout the world According to recent national result summaries our alumni have the highest pass rate of those taking the AICP exam among our North American peers check this out We are honored and humbled to have you as a guest and glad you are interested in learning more about urban and regional

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  • URPL Alumni Network & News to Share
    share your news using this form There are 18 questions in this survey Name Name while attending URPL if different Street Address City State or Province ZIP or Postal Code Country Home Phone email address Employer Job title Work phone Indicate your areas of expertise and experience What is your affiliation with URPL Choose one of the following answers Alumni Faculty Staff Current student Friend of the Department Other Please

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    describing a planner s daily responsibilities and more The Curriculum In our master s degree program students complete a set of foundational courses that build competence in the following knowledge areas for a successful career in the government nonprofit or private sector Structure and function of cities and regions History and theory of planning processes and practice Administrative legal and political aspects of plan making Public involvement and dispute resolution techniques Research design and data analysis techniques Written oral and graphic communication skills Ethics of professional practice Collaborative approaches to problem solving Students individualize their programs of study developing expertise in an area of specialization that reflect specific professional aspirations and intellectual interests In the elective coursework that cultivates an area of specialization students work with URPL faculty and faculty in other departments programs and centers This cross college collaboration further strengthens the already robust relationships of the various departments with the knowledge their colleagues share many of the same passions and drive of the Wisconsin Idea Real World Experience Each fall a planning workshop course offers graduate students training in planning practice As a class students work as consultants on a specific project chosen by the faculty for clients in the community This is an opportunity for students to address applied planning problems and develop working relationships with professional planners in the field Also students are required to complete an internship which is typically taken between the first and second year The purpose of the internship is to give the student a sense of the operation of planning related organizations and to give students one or more experience s in analyzing and preparing recommendations on planning issues within the constraints imposed by working for a government private nonprofit or planning related agency The Master of Science Degree in Urban

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Alumni and Friends
    available through the Wisconsin Alumni Association database By logging in there alumni can control what information WAA displays Questions about alumni and friends relations can be directed to Emily Reynolds at 608 262 1004 Student Connections Alumni and friends of URPL are an invaluable resource for students in their career development Alumni and friends can share with students with information about their jobs and workplaces participate in professional development functions

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    methods for analyzing data including review of inferential statistics and multiple regression use of demographic economic and linear programming models URPL 741 Introduction to Planning 3 cr This course introduces students to the profession and practice of urban and regional planning reviews the history of U S planning and more recent ideas movements trends and issues shaping contemporary planning practice examines the political institutional and governmental emphasis on local contexts of planning and introduces regulatory tools e g zoning and subdivision regulations site plan and design review and other tools for complementing plans and shaping development Additional topics include alternative planning models and planner roles and styles URPL 781 Planning Thought and Practice 3 cr This course offers an intensive examination of contemporary urban and regional planning thought including major conceptual dilemmas in professional practice URPL 912 Planning Workshop 3 cr 1 cr module A preliminary synthesizing experience that gives students the opportunity to apply newly acquired skills in socioeconomic analysis physical planning and implementation in real world settings Topics selected emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of planning practice The entire class works on one or more specific planning projects This course is preceded by a one credit professional practice module URPL 833 Planning and the Legal System 3 cr This course addresses the contexts in which planning takes place focusing particularly on enabling legislation agencies conducting planning or employing planners and the processes by which plans are made and implemented It includes zoning general plans planning law political and organizational behavior and public finance principles Structure and functions of cities and regions 3 cr Students in consultation with their advisor can select one 3 credit course from the following list of relevant courses URPL 601 Site Planning URPL 731 Introduction to Regional Planning URPL 734 Regional Economic Problem Analysis URPL 751 Introduction to Financial Planning URPL 761 Central City Planning Issues and Approaches URPL 839 Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Planning URPL 841 Planning the Ecological City URPL 844 Housing and Public Policy Area of Specialization 12 Credits Each student in consultation with their advisor must identify an area of planning where they develop in depth skills and knowledge The area of specialization is commonly used by graduates of the UW Madison program to communicate areas of special expertise to potential employers and allows the student to concentrate on planning issues of most importance to them The area of specialization often draws on courses taught by the Department but often also draws on courses taught in other leading departments available to students at the UW Madison Electives 14 Credits Students complete the 45 total credits needs by taking elective courses on topics of interest to the student in consultation with the advisor These courses can be used to deepen the student s knowledge in their area of specialization or can be used to expand knowledge in other fields For students electing to write a Master s thesis up to 6 credits of URPL 990 Research and Thesis may be taken as

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    a student must be sponsored by a regular member of the URPL faculty Before final admissions decisions are made student files are circulated among the faculty Only when a faculty member agrees to sponsor an admissible candidate is a final admission decision made The sponsor is the student s academic advisor and it is expected that the sponsor will become the chairperson of the student s Ph D Committee More detailed information about the application process and deadlines can be found here Requirements Advancement to candidacy requires that the student take three department administered Preliminary Examinations The purpose of the Preliminary Examinations is to determine that the student has the theoretical and empirical background germane to the field of urban and regional planning The examinations may be taken in any order Students may begin taking the examinations as soon as they and their advisor deem it appropriate Students must take and successfully complete all three preliminary examinations within five regular semesters i e two and one half academic years of program entry not counting summer sessions Preliminary Examination I deals with the area of planning theory It covers the rationale for planning models of the planning process and the history of planning and planning thought Preliminary Examination II deals with the student s individual area of research specialization Preliminary Examination III deals with the area of planning techniques and research methods For all students research methods shall include statistical techniques research and survey design data collection and field work skills It may also involve philosophical analysis or communication techniques Preliminary Examinations I and III are administered by a rotating set of committees of departmental faculty members appointed by the Committee on the Ph D Preliminary Examination II is offered by a pre dissertation committee constructed by the student and her

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  • Urban and Regional Planning >> Admissions
    addition four special arrangements have been developed in the Graduate School for double degrees Public Affairs and International Public Affairs administered by the LaFollette School of Public Affairs Observatory Hill Office Building University of Wisconsin Madison Madison WI 53706 Water Resources Management administered by the Water Resources Management Program Institute for Environmental Studies 64 Science Hall University of Wisconsin Madison Madison WI 53706 Geography administered by the Department of Geography

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