COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
*Those with asterisk denotes core subjects for the URP Degree Program

Plan 201: THEORY & PRACTICE OF PLANNING* (3 units)
Theories & practices of planning & human settlement development; history of planning.

Plan 202: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Issues & problems related to the evolution & growth of human settlements.

Plan 203: LAND USE PLANNING* (3 units)
Land use planning, resource use & development, & infrastructure planning.

Plan 205: PROJECT PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT* (3 units)
Analytical tools for project planning, management & development.

Plan 210: PLANNING PROCESS* (3 units)
Comprehensive planning process & implementation.

Plan 210.1: PLANNING WORKSHOP* (5 units)
Practical workshop application of planning.

Plan 214: PLANNING ANALYSIS & TECHNIQUES* (3 units)
Models, methods & other tools for spatial-based planning analysis.

Plan 219: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN URBAN PLANNING (3 units)

Plan 222: RESOURCE USE & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Effects of resource use & development on social, technical & economic problems.

Plan 229: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN REGIONAL PLANNING (3 units)

Plan 230: ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Nature & principles of estate planning & development.

Plan 230.1: ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (3 units)
Practical exercises in estate planning & development

Plan 231: SITE PLANNING* (3 units)
Detailed site analysis & planning.

Plan 232: LAND ECONOMICS (3 units)
The economic, social & institutional factors affecting land values.

Plan 233: ISSUES IN ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Issues in estate planning & development.
Prereq: Plan 230.

Plan 239: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)

Plan 240: PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Nature & principles of public works planning & development.

Plan 240.1: PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (3 units)
Practical exercises in public works planning & development.

Plan 241: PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Public works project identification, feasibility analysis & programming for capital investment.
Prereq: Plan 240.

Plan 242: ISSUES IN PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Issues & problems related to the planning & management of public works projects.

Plan 243: PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 units)
Public works project execution, monitoring & feedback.
Prereq. Plan 230.

Plan 249: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (3 units)

Plan 250: THEORY & PRACTICE OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3 units)
Transportation planning processes; historical overview of transportation planning.
Prereq: Plan 201.

Plan 251: TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Technological & performance characteristics of transportation modes; general components of transportation systems; comparative analysis of capacity; level of service, cost and efficiency; recent developments in transport technology.

Plan 252: TRANSPORTATION MODELLING (3 units)
Theory of travel behavior; estimation & forecasting of transportation interaction; trip generation, mode choice, & trip distribution; optimization of transportation network performance, mathematical & computer-based transportation models; traffic assignment techniques.
Prereq: Plan 299.

Plan 253: TRANSPORTATION PLAN & PROJECT EVALUATION (3 units)
Project Evaluation; transport economics; Environmental Impact Assessment; Traffic Impact Assessment.

Plan 254: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE & OPERATIONS PLANNING (3 units)
Optimizing public transport service & operations; analysis & design of routes/networks; planning of terminal facilities.

Plan 255: SURVEY METHODS IN TRANSPORTATION (3 units)
Transportation & traffic surveys; sampling techniques & designs; survey organization & implementation; cost & accuracy considerations in designing & planning transportation surveys.
Prereq: Plan 299.

Plan 256: TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS (3 units)
Application of economic analysis to planning & policy issues in transportation; consumer behavior; transport cost & supply models; market equilibrium; regulation, taxation, subsidy, & other forms of government intervention; welfare economics.

Plan 257: TRANSPORTATION POLICIES & PLANNING PRACTICES (3 units)
Development of transport policies & strategies; TSM, TDM; sustainable transportation; institutions.
Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

Plan 258: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ANALYSIS & TECHNIQUES (3 units)
Transportation decision-making & risk analysis; financial analysis; economic evaluation; decision-making under uncertainty.

Plan 259: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3 units)
A course designed to cater to special problems &/or topics in transportation planning.

Plan 279: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HOUSING (3 units)

Plan 280: ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & POLICY ANALYSIS (3 units)
An introductory graduate-level course on the fundamental concepts and issues that confront environmental policymakers and planners in practice.

Plan 287: SUPERVISED PRACTICE IN URBAN OR REGIONAL PLANNING (3 units)
(Common to Plan A & B students with no experience in planning.)
Internship in an appropriate agency for students with no experience in planning.

Plan 288: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (3 units)
Ethics in the practice of the planning profession.

Plan 289: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING (3 units)

Plan 290.1: WORKSHOP ON COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING (3 units)
Practical exercise on comprehensive planning for human settlements.

Plan 296: PLANNING LAW (3 units)
Planning legislations & organizations.

Plan 297: INSTRUMENTS FOR PLAN IMPLEMENTATION (3 units)
Economic, fiscal, legal & other tools for plan implementation.

Plan 298: TECHNIQUES FOR PLANNING ANALYSIS (3 units)
Strategies & methods for analysis of urban & regional systems.

Plan 299: RESEARCH METHODS IN PLANNING* (3 units)
Major research methods & concepts applicable to planning.

Plan 300: MASTER’S THESIS (6 units)
(Only for Plan A students)

Plan 391: GRADUATE SEMINAR IN URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING POLICIES (3 units)

Plan 399: ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING (3 units)

Plan 400: DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (12 units)