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6/26/18
Climate Neutral by 2030? With nearly 40,000 people, hundreds of miles of roads and 3 campuses, UB is often referred to as a small city. Like cities and regions, large organizations also have a role to play in addressing global climate change and creating a more resilient and sustainable world. 
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This course applies a critical framework to the examination of housing and community development systems in the US, focusing on historic patterns of discrimination and societal inequality that have been reinforced and perpetuated through urban social institutions. 
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Economic Development practitioners must understand the complex ecosystem of decision making: How do regional economies operate? How are informed decisions made and evaluated? 
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In this course we will discuss the role of law in urban planning, the power of government to regulate land use, and the limits of that power. 
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Learn the basic types and principles of GIS; how to develop thematic maps; how to project and overlay different map layers; how to query and edit map features and geographic databases; how to use road and transit networks for locations and site selection; and, how to use image and remotely-sensed data in a desktop mapping environment. 
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END494 Visions of the City, is a student-run, faculty-directed seminar for students culminating their Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design degree. 
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In END 498, students will apply the knowledge and skills developed during the environmental design program by designing and executing an independent research project. 
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The course examines how deals are structured, transactions are completed, and real estate law is applied to complex real estate development and investment.
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The development of U.S. urban centers is driven by an urban duality fueled by race, class and gender dynamics. The same forces are triggering changes not only in the city but across the suburban region as well. 
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This course introduces students to the historical narratives and conceptual/theoretical underpinnings of urban and regional planning. The course is structured to engender critical conversations around issues such as, “how can planners learn from the past to inform the present and future?” and “can (and do) planners actually plan without theory?” 
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In this course, we will explore the relationship between design and development through case studies, brief lectures, structured class discussions, and various assignments. 
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In this class we will develop an appreciation for the interdependence of planning, architecture, landscape and design and the roles they play in successful site analysis and subsequent construction. 
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This course takes students on a journey through heritage and preservation thought from around the world, and introduces them to globally prevalent theories and perspectives in preserving cultural heritage sites and landscapes, with the overarching theme of attempting to understand how different cultures and contexts deal with rights to cultural heritage. 

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Planning practices operate within the context of economic and political institutions at all levels of governance. This course provides an introduction to microeconomic principles through which the neoclassical economy operates, and political economy approaches for understanding how a broad range of political system types determine economic outcomes.

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Environmental resources are managed by governments, organizations, communities and other stakeholders through a broad range of policy and planning mechanisms. This course provides an introduction to the regulatory structures of environmental policy and the vision-oriented processes of environmental planning. 
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This is an urban planning skills building course that can be counted toward the group process professional competency area in the MUP curriculum. It introduces students to literature, case studies, and applied exercises focusing on planning skills relevant to negotiations, public participation, and community organizing.
6/26/18
The final exercise for the Master of Urban Planning asks you to demonstrate your capabilities as a planner by preparing a planning report of professional quality on a specific place.