Noah Billig
Director of Planning Minor
Department of Landscape Architecture
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
Vol Walker Hall, room 304

The Landscape Architecture and Political Science departments collaboratively offer an interdisciplinary minor in Urban and Regional Planning for students interested in critical and complex urban and sustainability issues.  The minor incorporates discussion of policy, design, and advocacy as shapers of, among others, resilience and justice, infrastructure and mobility, or community engagement.

Requirements for Urban and Regional Planning Minor

A student who is interested in the Urban and Regional Planning minor should notify either the Departments of Landscape Architecture or Political Science and consult with their academic advisor.  The minor consists of 18 hours of required and elective courses and subdivided into three tiers: core courses, tier-one electives and tier-two electives.  The minor’s required and elective courses include:

Required Core Courses:
PLSC 4103Introduction to Urban Planning3
LARC 5493Environmental Land Use Planning3
Tier-One Electives6-12
Select 6-12 hours from the following:
LARC-approved design studio focused on planning (may only count once)
LARC Advocacy Module focused on planning
Anthropology of the City
Community Development
Special Topics
Environmental Sociology
Urban Geography
Urban Politics
Incremental Sprawl Repair
Special Studies
Urban Sociology
Tier-Two Electives (up to six hours of electives may come from the following options)0-6
Landscape Architecture Theory
Sustaining Earth
American Public Lands & Policy
Environmental Justice
Historic Landscape Preservation
Cultural Resource Management I
ANTH 4603
Ecosystems Assessment
Ecosystems Assessment Laboratory
Environmental Ethics
Principles of Environmental Economics
Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
History of Urban Form
DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management
Total Hours18