Urban Studies & Planning
The mission of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning is to prepare students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, for professional careers in urban studies and planning. In addition, the department seeks to provide a broad based educational experience, set in the context of the social sciences, which contributes to the development of informed and thoughtful individuals prepared to contribute to the society at large. Department faculty supports the mission through teaching, research and publication, community outreach and action, and university service.
Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, Associate Professor for the Urban Studies and Planning Department, has published a new book: “Concepts in Urban Transportation Planning: The Quest for Mobility, Sustainability and Quality of Life”.
"This book offers solutions for creating sustainable urban transportation. Topics include historical developments, planning, policy and legislative initiatives, nonmotorized and public transportation, environmental and social justice issues, and safety.
The author discusses social, health and economic consequences of autocentric transportation and possible policy measures to address them. The important topic of changing travel behavior is discussed. Chapters contain straightforward concepts, case studies, review questions and ideas for class projects." Available from McFarland Publishers: http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-9966-3
SH 278B Open Lab Hours for department majors, minors, and graduate students:
Monday: 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM & 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM