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6/26/18
Landscapes are sites that people often take for granted; they are frequently understood as spaces in-between other things, or places that somehow exist in suspension: unchanging and untransformed. When we look more closely however, we find that landscapes are neither neutral nor empty. They are, rather, teeming with complexity and life. Indeed, landscapes are sites of intervention and negotiation: among humans, and also between humans and numerous living others.
6/26/18
This course will explore how mass media communicate ideas, attitudes and values about the built environment to the public. Human experience and perceptions are documented and communicated in mass media, particularly those incorporating moving images. 
6/26/18
This course provides an introduction to the planning, design, and development of cities, communities, and the natural environments in which they are situated, with the creation of sustainable communities as the overall goal. Through urban and environmental planning, sustainable neighborhoods are seen as places which maintain and restore our natural and built environments, thereby creating a higher quality of life for residents.
6/26/18
By 2050, the world’s urban population will likely double. As urbanization proceeds rapidly, how do cities across the globe ensure the wellbeing of inhabitants? This course explores the many ways in which planning and design processes promote (or, hinder) food and health equity in urban settings.
6/26/18
The student has the opportunity to engage the city and region actively as they develop a critical capacity to evaluate such plans from the standpoint of history, the opportunities and challenges in our region, and the theories of placemaking.
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What drives growth and development? How are land use patterns prescribed? What tools do planners use to shape the environment? This course examines factors contributing to land use with a focus on how policy mechanisms are used to steer development. 
6/26/18
This course is intended to introduce student to diverse health issues which are related with urban/physical environments in contemporary cities and stimulate interest in what is fascinating and challenging about this broad subject. 
6/26/18
The objective of this course is to familiarize undergraduate students with the historic social, cultural, economic and political factors which have shaped the contemporary city in the western (i.e., Euro-American) tradition.
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. 
6/26/18
This is a majors-only core studio workshop. The course explores modes of visual literacy for comprehending the built environment. Introduces rudimentary graphic representation skills for visually communicating urban planning and design concepts through readings and hands-on exercises.
6/26/18
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. 
6/26/18
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. 
6/26/18
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. 
6/26/18
END494 Visions of the City, is a student-run, faculty-directed seminar for students culminating their Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design degree. 
6/26/18
In END 498, students will apply the knowledge and skills developed during the environmental design program by designing and executing an independent research project. 
6/26/18
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. 
6/26/18
The preservation/conservation of historically significant American sites, buildings, and neighborhoods is complex. Preservation in America has evolved from the “private sector’s concern for saving patriotic sites” to a movement that is Federally mandated. 

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