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    Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning

    Dan Donelin, Head
    C. A. Keithley, Associate Head/Graduate Director, Regional and Community Planning

    Professors Barnes, Brooks, Day, Donelin, Forsyth, Keithley, Keller, Law, Page, Rolley, Weisenburger, and Winslow; Associate Professors Chelz, Clement, Ewanow, Keane, Lawhon, and Wigfall; Assistant Professors Bernard, Klein, and Smith; Adjunct Professors Crocker, Hedeen, and Wilhm; Emeriti Professors Deines, Ealy, and Foerster.

    Landscape architecture
    The curriculum leading to the professional bachelor of landscape architecture degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities found within the profession. Special emphasis is placed on site analysis, land planning, arrangement and organization of facilities on the land, organization of outdoor spaces, topographical manipulation and other aspects of site construction, and the use of plants in the landscape. Study of human impact on the natural and built environment and methods of minimizing negative aspects of this relationship are emphasized.

    The bachelor of landscape architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

    The bachelor of landscape architecture program consists of a four-year course of study following the one-year environmental design studies program. All required courses taught in the landscape architecture program that are counted toward the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.

    The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning, in order to prepare students for their professional responsibilities and leadership roles, requires that all students provide or have access to a computer and appropriate software to support their course of study. The department will provide information about appropriate hardware and software.

    Landscape architecture
    180 LAR

    Total hours required for graduation (including ENVD program)156
    For the curriculum requirements for the first two semesters, see Environmental Design Studies earlier in this section.
    Third semester
    LAR 220Landscape Architecture Design Studio I4
    LAR 248Building Science3
    LAR 310Design Graphics and Visual Thinking3
    BIOL 210General Botany4
    HORT 374Woody Plant Materials***3
    Fourth semester
    LAR 320Landscape Architecture Design
    Studio II4
    LAR 322Environmental Issues and Ethics3
    LAR 460Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture I3
    CE 212Elementary Surveying Engineering**3
    HORT 375Woody Plant Materials II***3
    Fifth semester
    LAR 410Landscape Architecture Design
    Studio III4
    LAR 420Natural Systems and Site Analysis4
    LAR 433History and Theory of Landscape Architecture3
    LAR 438Land Construction I4
    PLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
    Sixth semester
    LAR 439Land Construction II4
    LAR 442Landscape Architecture Design
    Studio IV4
    LAR 501Landscape Architecture Seminar I2
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    University general education3
    Seventh semester
    LAR 444Internship/Advanced Studies Planning Seminar1
    LAR 646Landscape Architecture Design
    Studio V4
    LAR 647Land Construction III4
    ENGL 516Written Communication for the Sciences3
    University general education3
    Eighth semester**
    On-campus option
    LAR 648Landscape Architecure Design Studio VI4
    Professional electives10
    Italian studies option
    LAR 648Landscape Architecure Design Studio VI4
    LAR 741Problems in Landscape Architecture3
    ARCH 655Foreign Seminar4
    ARCH 765Problems/Italian Architecture3
    Internship option
    LAR 655Landscape Architecture Internship, Part A10
    LAR 656Landscape Architecture Internship, Part B4
    Ninth semester
    LAR 703Landscape Architecture Design Studio VII5
    LAR 744Community Planning and Design4
    LAR 645Professional Internship Report1
    LAR 700Project Programming2
    *University general education3
    Tenth semester
    LAR 704Landscape Architecture Design Studio VIII5
    LAR 745Professional Practice3
    *University general education6
    *Electives: 28 elective credit hours are required. Of the 28 elective credits, 18 must be taken from university general education electives, as required by the university; the remaining 10 credits of professional electives are provided for in the eighth semester.
    **Eighth semester: Three distinct study opportunities are offered during this semester, each requiring 14 credit hours. The Italian studies and the internship options have course requirements that substitute for the 10 professional elective credit requirements.
    If the internship option is not selected during the eighth semester, a summer internship, between the eighth and ninth semesters, is required.
    A current listing of university general education electives can be found at Students who participate in study abroad programs approved by K-State will meet UGE credit at the 300 level upon successful completion of the program. A listing of department professional electives and course offerings leading to a minor in business or planning or a secondary major in natural resources can be found in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Handbook. A copy of the handbook may be purchased at the Engineering Copy Center in the Fiedler Hall Library.
    The curriculum is subject to regular review and revision. Students are advised to obtain a copy of the current curriculum when they are admitted to the program. All required LAR courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.
    Community planning minor
    The minor in community planning is for students who wish to expand their knowledge of the processes of community planning and development.

    Core requirements
    Successful completion of the following planning course with a grade of C or better:

    PLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
    Planning electives
    Successful completion of 12 hours of the following planning courses (unless an external elective option is elected by the student) with grades of C or better:
    PLAN 615Shaping the American City3
    PLAN 630Computer Application in Planning and Design1-3
    PLAN 633Computer Application in Planning III1
    PLAN 650Housing and Development Programs2
    PLAN 651Planning Municipal Services3
    PLAN 655Land Development Planning2
    PLAN 715Planning Principles3
    PLAN 716Seminar in Planning1-3
    PLAN 721Infrastructure Planning and Financing2
    PLAN 731Solid Waste Planing and Management1
    PLAN 740Small Community and Rural Area Planning3
    PLAN 745Urban Design and Preservation Planning Theory3
    PLAN 746Urban Design and Preservation Planning Studio4
    PLAN 747Urban Design and Preservation Field Study1-3
    PLAN 748Urban Visual Analysis3
    PLAN 752Physical Process of Plan Implementation2
    PLAN 753Planning Law3
    PLAN 760Community Development Planning3
    PLAN 761Community Development Workshop1-3
    External electives
    Successful completion of 3 credit hours from the following list of courses is considered as an acceptable substitute for one of the courses listed above in the planning elective area:
    AGEC 525Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
    AGEC 610Current Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues3
    ARCH 656Preservation Documentation3
    ARCH 657Preservation Principles3
    ARCH 680Development Analysis3
    ARCH 703Environmental Aesthetics3
    ARCH 720Environment and Behavior3
    ARCH 730Environment and Aging3
    BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology3
    CE 570Transportation Planning2-3
    CE 686Regional Planning Engineering3
    CE 771Urban Transportation Analysis3
    ECON 527Environmental Economics3
    ECON 532Fiscal Operation of State and Local Government3
    ECON 555Urban and Regional Economics3
    FINAN 552Real Estate3
    GEOG 450Geography of Economic Behavior3
    GEOG 508Fundamentals of GIS3
    GEOG 705Remote Sensing of the Environment3
    GEOG 708Geographic Information Systems3
    GEOG 720Geography of Land Use3
    GEOG 750Urban Geography3
    GEOG 760Human Impact on the Environment3
    IDH 410Housing and its Environment3
    IDH 725Community Housing Assessment3
    LAR 500Site Planning and Design3
    LAR 635Golf Course Planning and Design1-4
    LAR 652Small Community in the Plains States3
    LAR 720Public Lands and Natural Resources Law3
    LAR 735Advanced Golf Course Planning and Design1-4
    LAR 744Community Planning and Design4
    LAR 756Design of Parks and Recreation Areas3
    LAR 757Design for Special Populations3
    LAR 758Land Resource Information Systems3
    LAR 759Land Resource Evaluation3
    POLSC 618Urban Politics3
    POLSC 620State and Local Government3
    SOCIO 432Community Organization and Leadership3
    SOCIO 531Urban Sociology3
    SOCIO 533Rural Sociology3
    Criteria for admission
    Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the minor by contacting the departmental offices and completing an enrollment form at least one year prior to graduation.

    Students will be assigned an academic advisor for the minor program from faculty within the program in regional and community planning. While the elective options listed above are generic to the minors program, other acceptable substitutes may be negotiated based on interest and background.

    Completion requirements
    Only courses with grades of C or better count toward the minor. Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the minor course work to successfully complete the minor.

    Ungraded course work taken for pass/fail does not qualify for inclusion in the minors program. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning will award a certificate in community planning to those students who successfully complete the minor program upon graduation from K-State.

    For more information
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning
    College of Architecture, Planning, and Design

    Specific questions may be directed to the director of the graduate program in regional and community planning.

    Landscape architecture courses
    LAR 220 and LAR 320. Landscape Architectural Design Studio I and II. An introduction to the principles, elements, and materials of landscape architecture. Design procedure, methodology and process are explored with a variety of project types emphasizing exterior spatial development as it relates to human behavior.

    LAR 220. Landscape Architectural Design Studio I. (4) I. Two hours lecture and six hours design studio a week. Pr.: Admission to the professional program and ENVD 201, 202.

    LAR 248. Building Science. (3) I. Instruction in the materials of building and landscape design; sources, characteristics, and uses in design and construction; emphasis on evaluation and selection. Two lectures and one recitation per week. Pr.: Second-year standing and PHYS 113.

    LAR 310. Design Graphics and Visual Thinking. (3) I. A study of graphic communication techniques for the exploration and presentation of landscape architecture design ideas. One hour lec. and four hours studio a week. Pr.: ENVD 202.

    LAR 320. Landscape Architectural Design Studio II. (4) II. Two hours lec. and six hours design studio a week. Pr.: LAR 220.

    University General Education courseLAR 322. Environmental Issues and Ethics. (3) II. An introduction to the relationship of the natural environment to the life within it and as a factor in environmental design ethic. Three hours lec. a week.

    LAR 410. Landscape Architecture Design Studio III. (4) I. Principles and concepts of site planning and programming with special emphasis on recreation facility planning and design. Two hours lec. and six hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 320.

    LAR 420. Natural Systems and Site Analysis. (4) I. Emphasis on ecological issues in design, natural systems, and site analysis in planting design. Two hours lec. and six hours studio a week. Pr.: Third-year standing in the university.

    LAR 433. History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. (3) I. The influences of social, political, economic, and climatic factors on historic landscape styles; theory of landscape design. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: First-year classification in professional LAR program.

    LAR 438. Land Construction I. (4) I. Problems in the basic aspects of land construction to include topography, site design, site grading, earthwork estimating, and site layout. Three hours lec. and five hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 248, 320, CE 212.

    LAR 439. Land Construction II. (4) II. Continuation of LAR 438. To include landscape irrigation, area and landscape lighting, construction detailing, construction specification writing, bid proposals, and cost estimating. Three hours lec. and five hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 438.

    LAR 440. Problems in Landscape Design. (Var.) I, II, S. Assigned problems and reports in landscape architecture. Pr.: Junior standing.

    LAR 442. Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV. (4) II. Design studies emphasizing functional, aesthetic and ecological uses of plants. Relationship between plants and the built environment; preparation of planting plans and their use as working drawings; elements and principles of planting design; specification writing; contractor relationships; and design implementation. Two hours lec. and six hours of studio a week. Pr.: LAR 410, 420, 438.

    LAR 444. Internship/Advanced Studies Planning Seminar. (1) II. Review of the nature and scope of professional internships and opportunities for specialized professional study. Pr.: LAR 410.

    LAR 450. General Landscape Design. (3) I, II. Basic graphic communication skills, design principles, and design vocabulary covering residential and small scale landscape development plans. Two hours lec. and two hours studio a week. A general service course for majors outside the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

    LAR 460. Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture I. (3) II. Introduction of uses of computers in typical landscape architectural practice; function, operation characteristics, and applications of computer software and hardware. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. It is expected that all students prior to participating in LAR 460 will have successfully completed a computer class emphasizing business applications, i.e., word processing and spreadsheets and/or computer graphics.

    LAR 500. Site Planning and Design. (3) II. Theory, principles, and elements of site planning and design. Lectures, readings, short problems, and site visits dealing with site analysis, ecological consideration, grading, drainage, circulation and parking, lighting, planting design, materials and details, management and maintenance, and cost factors. Pr.: ARCH 401 or conc. with ARCH 401.

    LAR 501. Landscape Architecture Seminar I. (2) I. Required of all fifth-year landscape architecture majors. Discussion of current trends in landscape architecture and related fields by students, faculty, and invited speakers.

    LAR 635. Golf Course Planning and Design. (1-4) I, II, S. Fundamentals of golf course planning and design, including history, management, design, facilities, aesthetics, and technical development. One hour lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: Junior standing within landscape architecture.

    LAR 645. Professional Internship. (Var.) I, II, S. Confirmed employment in a professional physical planning office, subject to the approval of the departmental faculty, for a period of eight weeks, documented by the employer and written and oral reports by the students. Pr.: LAR 444.

    LAR 646. Landscape Architecture Design Studio V. (4) I. The understanding, collection, and application of land resource data to land planning and design. Current methods or resource inventory, ecologically oriented site analysis, and environmental impact assessment. Three hours lec. and nine hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 420, 442, 439.

    LAR 648. Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI. (4) II. Twelve hours of design studio a week. Design of the outdoor environment for human needs and activities; ecological considerations; project program, site selection, analysis concept, design communication, specification, construction, planting, and maintenance. Pr.: LAR 646, 647.

    LAR 647. Land Construction III. (4) I. Continuation of LAR 439 to include large-scale site design, road alignment, large-area grading, soils and excavation methods, storm drainage, and utilities routing. Three hours lec. and five hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 439.

    LAR 652. The Small Community in the Plains States. (3) I, II, S. An overview of the diverse nature of small communities in the Plains states, with an emphasis on the forms and patterns in the existing physical environment. Instruction in various methods of survey and analysis at the regional and community-specific scales, and application of these techniques to a different community each semester. Pr.: Fourth-year standing.

    LAR 655. Landscape Architecture Internship, Part A. (10) II. Twenty-eight week internship with an approved landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or engineering sponsor. Students are responsible for documenting their experiences in a bi-monthly report to the department. Must be enrolled conc. with LAR 656. Pr.: LAR 646, 647, 444.

    LAR 656. Landscape Architecture Internship, Part B. (4) II. Preparation and presentation of internship report and employer profiles. Must be enrolled conc. with LAR 655. Pr.: LAR 646, 647, 444.

    LAR 660. Landscape Rehabilitation of Disturbed Lands. (3) I. Planning rehabilitation of lands disturbed by mining and construction. Review of mining procedures, ecological systems, slope rehabilitation, and revegetation techniques. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing.

    LAR 700. Project Programming. (2) I. Research and the development of a program directed toward the advancement of a capstone project for LAR 704 Landscape Architecture Design Studio VII. Pr.: LAR 647, 648.

    LAR 703 and LAR 704. Landscape Architectural Design Studio VII and VIII. Design of the outdoor environment for human needs and activities; ecological considerations; project program, site selection, analysis, concept, design, communication, specification, construction, planting, and maintenance.

    LAR 703. Landscape Architectural Design Studio VII. (5) I. Fifteen hours design studio a week. Pr.: LAR 648, 647.

    LAR 704. Landscape Architectural Design Studio VIII. (5) II. Capstone project. Individual studies approved by departmental faculty. Fifteen hours design studio a week. Pr.: LAR 703 and LAR 647.

    LAR 709. Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture. (3) II. Introduction to computer-aided design and related applications. Basic two- and three-dimensional problem-solving design visualization and communication. Using word processing and spread sheets in the CAD environment. One hour of the lec. and three hours of lab per week. Pr.: Operational knowledge of DOS and Windows-based systems is expected.

    LAR 710. Microcomputer Applications in Landscape Architecture II. (3) II. Examination of the application of microcomputer technology in the decision-making processes in the advanced practice and research of landscape architecture. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: LAR 460.

    University General Education courseLAR 720. Public Lands and Natural Resources Law. (3) I, II. Legal aspects of land use and natural resource management on the federal public lands. A brief history of the acquisition and disposition of the public domain and a review of legal authority on the public lands are followed by an examination of key legal issues concerning the resources of water, minerals, timber, range, wildlife, recreation, and wilderness. Pr.: Advanced standing.

    LAR 735. Advanced Golf Course Planning and Design. (1-4) I, II, S. Special studies in methods and strategies of golf course planning and design. May be repeated for credit. Pr.: LAR 635.

    LAR 741. Problems in Landscape Architecture. (Var.) I, II, S. Specific problems and/or reports in the area of landscape architecture. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

    LAR 744. Community Planning and Design. (4) I. Study of the relationships between planning and design in the growth and development of cities and towns. Two hours of lec. and six hours studio a week. Pr.: PLAN 315.

    LAR 745. Professional Practice. (3) II. Studies of conventional and newly developing methods of professional design practice. Instruction in the relationships of architects, landscape architects, interior architects, and other professional to users, clients, construction industry, society, government, and one another. Two hours lec. and one hour rec. Pr.: Fifth-year standing.

    LAR 746. Urban Design Studio I. (4) I. An interdisciplinary design studio involving large-scale design; projects with extensive time implementation sequence; responses to socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, and technical needs; and implementation strategies. Design methods are applied to selected urban areas of the Midwest. Pr.: PLAN 315 or equiv.; and conc. enrollment in PLAN 745.

    LAR 747. Urban Design Studio II. (4) II. Continuation of LAR 746. Pr.: LAR 746 and conc. enrollment in PLAN 845.

    LAR 756. Design of Parks and Recreation Areas. (3) 1. Site planning of national, state, municipal, and private parks, and specialized recreation areas. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing.

    LAR 757. Design for Special Populations. (3) II. Design of exterior environments to accommodate the handicapped and disadvantaged individual. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

    University General Education courseLAR 758. Land Resource Information Systems. (3) I. The understanding, collection, and application of land resource data to land planning and design. Current methods of resource inventory, ecologically oriented site analysis, and environmental impact assessment. Review of common sources for necessary information in each resource category. Three hours lec. and nine hours studio a week. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

    LAR 759. Landscape Resource Evaluation. (3) II. The determination of the impact of physical landscape project design upon the natural and man-made environment. Studies of existing site conditions and projections of the effect of such projects upon the site and vicinity. Pr.: Senior or graduate standing.

    Regional and community planning courses
    University General Education coursePLAN 315. Introduction to Planning. (3) I. The origins and evolution of planning in response to economic, social, political, physical, and environmental issues. The planning process and its relationship to the design professions and the social and behavioral sciences. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Sophomore standing or completion of Expository Writing II (ENGL 200).

    PLAN 615. Shaping the American City. (3) II, in odd years. An examination of the history of American city planning since 1850 presented through illustrated lectures, chronologically (rather than thematically) to coincide with the manner in which we live. Specific emphases are on the evolving physical form of the city and the impact of the political, social, and economic processes and decisions that helped shape the American city within the last 100 years. Pr.: Junior standing or instructor permission.

    PLAN 630. Computer Applications in Planning and Design. (1-3), I, intersession. The application of computer- aided design concepts to design and mapping in a planning context. Basic skill development in the use of CAD software for general mapping, design, and data display, with extension to GIS software applications in the planning and design professions. Focus will be on the use and capabilities of AutoCAD, ArcCAD, and ARCVIEW for design, data display, and analysis. Pr.: CIS 101 and junior standing.

    PLAN 631. Computer Applications in Planning I. (1) I. The application of computer concepts to problem solving and data analysis in the planning profession, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for data analysis. Included is an extension of the basic knowledge level to advanced spreadsheet design for demographic analysis used in the planning profession, and the data search process using the Internet. Pr.: CIS 101, CIS 102, CIS 103 (or demonstrated proficiency in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software applications), and conc. enrollment in PLAN 801.

    PLAN 632. Computer Applications in Planning II. (1) II. The application of computer concepts to problem solving and data analysis in the planning profession for community economic analysis, and market analysis, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for producing multimedia presentations. Included are elements of producing video and multimedia presentations of planning projects for use in public meetings, as well as professional report preparation and graphic displays of the material for public viewing. Material developed in PLAN 631, 801, and 802 form the subject matter of the presentations. Pr:. PLAN 631, PLAN 801, and conc. enrollment in PLAN 802.

    PLAN 633. Computer Applications in Planning III. (1) II, intersession. The application of computer concepts to planning project management, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for producing project management reports. Network analysis techniques of PERT, CPM, and Gantt Charts are explained and applied to the development of planning process flow diagrams, time management, and work scheduling. Pr.: CIS 101 and junior standing.

    PLAN 650. Housing and Development Programs. (2) II. Review and evaluation of historical and current housing issues, production, and financial systems, including consideration of racial, ethnic, income, and gender issues as they relate to the role of housing developments and programs in community development. Pr.: PLAN 315.

    PLAN 655. Land Development Planning. (2) II, in odd years. Examination of the process of land development in the United States, and its impacts from the perspective of developers, financial institutions, community planners, and city administrators. Focus is on the understanding of the land development process in meeting community goals, and shaping land development to meet community expectations for the improvement of the community. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills represent a communication emphasis. Pr.: PLAN 315

    PLAN 699. Special Studies in Planning. (1-3) I, II, S. Independent study on special topics of interest in planning and the planning environment. Within context, special course offerings that would appeal to both graduate and undergraduate students may be offered, on demand. Pr.: PLAN 315.

    PLAN 715. Planning Principles and Process. (3) I. Examination of the principles and process of regional and community planning, including historical development of growth patterns and form, the role of architects, landscape architects, geographers, politicians and government, engineers, and planners in the historical development of regions and cities. Discussion topics include: the role of citizen involvement in the planning process; citizen interaction with community leaders and planners in the planning process; and individual rights versus governmental right to regulate development in the best interest of the general public. The course undertakes an in-depth investigation of the comprehensive plan: its elements, its role in determining the future vision of the city, and its implementation through local government regulatory tools. Visionary concepts, "Utopia," and new towns are examined in the context of creating sustainable futures through planning. Pr.: Senior or graduate standing and completion of Expository Writing II (ENGL 200).

    PLAN 716. Seminar in Planning. (1-3) I, II, S, intersession. Discussion of contemporary issues in planning within the framework of professional education as a basis for understanding how planners approach societal issues in practice. Pr.: PLAN 315.

    PLAN 717. Seminar in Grant Preparation. (2), II. Locating and preparing grants for the purpose of funding community improvements, including developing grant writing skills and learning about the process of seeking funds from federal and other outside sources to facilitate community development. Pr.: PLAN 715 and completion of Expository Writing II (ENGL 200).

    PLAN 721. Infrastructure Planning and Financing. (3) II. Examination of infrastructure systems and development standards; consideration of policy options and strategies; review of financing options and regulatory requirements associated with the various infrastructure elements. The course also reviews social and other issues that affect and are affected by infrastructure-related decisions. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715.

    PLAN 731. Solid Waste Planning and Management. (1-3) II, intersession. The focus is on federal and state policies and programs for solid waste management as a framework for private sector and local government response to solid waste issues for resource recovery (recycling, incineration and composting) and landfilling. Pr.: Plan 315.

    PLAN 740. Small Community and Rural Area Planning. (3) I. Synthesis of small community and rural area change, including socio-economic-political determinants as bases for community design and planning. Pr.: PLAN 315, plus 9 credit hours in economics, political science, and sociology.

    PLAN 745. Urban Design and Preservation Planning Theory. (3) I. Review of recent historical developments of urban form and space, presented through lecture and accompanying slide show. Criteria and methodology for urban design, planning, and the role of historic preservation are examined and applied to the elements of cities. Pr.: PLAN 315.

    PLAN 746. Urban Design and Preservation Studio. (4) II. An interdisciplinary design studio involving large-scale design projects having an extensive time implementation sequence and components of historic significance that must be resolved within the design process. Design methods are applied to selected urban areas of the Midwest. Pr.: PLAN 315, PLAN 745 desirable but not mandatory.

    PLAN 747. Urban Design and Preservation Field Study. (1-3), I, II, S, intersession (on demand). Field investigation of varied large-scale institutions, central business districts, and other mixed-use developments which may or may not include structures of historic significance that should be preserved. Pr.: PLAN 745.

    PLAN 748. Urban Visual Analysis. (3) II, in even years. Survey and analysis of urban form and space in relation to aesthetic theories and values. Methods of visual perception and analysis are reviewed and applied to contemporary urban form and space. Pr.: PLAN 745.

    PLAN 752. Physical Processes of Plan Implementation. (2) II. Introduction to legislation and interpretation of codes and ordinances related to planning, design, and construction. Focus is on the planning process and technical studies of housing, land use, building condition, and parking, as well as staff responsibilities in professional practice. Pr.: PLAN 715.

    PLAN 753. Planning Law. (3) I. Examination of the evolution and current state of land use regulation within constitutional limits. Introduction to zoning, subdivision, and other police power controls within the comprehensive planning process. Pr.: PLAN 715.

    PLAN 760. Community Development Planning. (3) II. Examination of past and present approaches to community development planning in the United States. Review and assessment of community development planning policies, programs, and practices. Pr.: PLAN 715 or conc. enrollment, and 9 credit hours in the social sciences.

    PLAN 761. Community Development Workshop. (Var.) I, S. The organization, planning, design, development, and evaluation of community development projects with real clients and actual locations. Pr.: PLAN 715 and PLAN 760 or conc. enrollment.

    PLAN 765. Growth Management. (3) II, in even years. Study of the process of city growth and change in relation to planning techniques and socio-economic-political determinants. Criteria and methodology for the growth management are reviewed and applied to the contemporary city. Pr.: PLAN 715.

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