Urban Environment

Urban Environment Specialization

In the Urban Environment specialization metropolitan areas are viewed as complex built systems composed of buildings, neighborhoods, open spaces, transportation and other infrastructures. Courses and dissertation research focus on these physically constructed places and networks as well as the policies and programs that serve to plan, fund and manage them. This specialization shares with Urban Educational Policy and Urban Health a social science approach to research. Within the Urban Environment specialization however students may choose instead to pursue a sub-specialization in urban and architectural history.  Many students enter the specialization with a background in architecture or planning but that is not required. Graduates are prepared to pursue independent or collaborative research, teach in universities or colleges or work in planning or development departments.

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Curriculum Guide as of September 2016

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