Urban Planning

Students in the Urban Planning concentration work on exterior and public spaces at where community and societal issues merge with policy and place. This concentration encourages students to investigate the broad array of components that contribute to a sustainable human environment. Topics might include transportation, environment, housing, public processes, urban design, and policy affecting the human settlement, the built environment, and activity. The systems perspective inherent in this concentration lends to developing expertise in organizational and interorganizational behaviour as well as political influences on decisions affecting society and place. The breadth of this concentration lends to students developing individual curricula from interdisciplinary offerings within and beyond KU’s School of Architecture, Design, and Planning.

Based on individual interests, students might particularly consider graduate course offerings in the following departments:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Public Affairs and Administration
  • Social Welfare
  • Sociology

The faculty members serving on the committees of our students in this area are:

  • Dr. Anne Dunning
  • Dr. Bonnie Johnson
  • Dr. Marie-Alice L’Heureux
  • Dr. Kirk McClure
  • Dr. Mahbub Rashid
  • Dr. Kapila Silva
  • Prof. Kent Spreckelmeyer, D. Arch., FAIA
  • Dr. Stacey White

 


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