Urban Studies & Planning

Anticipated Course Needs Urban Studies & Planning AY 2024-25

 

Course

Current Courses or Specialization

Specific Qualifications

General Qualifications

Salary Range

URBS

670

Visual Communication Skills for Urban Planners:

The course will focus on graphic communication skills for urban planners. It will provide an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) as a spatial data analysis tool for planners. It will also be an introduction to Creative Suite applications to utilize them for graphic communication and map making.

Experience in GIS and Sketch Up required.

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion of a master’s degree required, Ph.D. desired, in urban studies, planning (city, urban, regional, etc.), or a closely related field. 

 

Prior university or college level teaching in planning/urban studies with positive teaching evaluations preferred. 

 

Professional experience as a city, urban, or regional planner 

preferred. 

 

Ability to teach/mentor a diverse student population. 

 

Experience using learning management software (e.g., 

Canvas) and remote/virtual 

teaching technologies (e.g., Zoom) desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placement into a salary range/rank is based on qualifications, experience, and degree completion.  

 

The Lecturer A/Rank 2 base salary range is $4,530 to $5,404 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $4,530, multiplied by time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $906 per month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $5,436.  

 

The Lecturer B/Rank 3 base salary range is $5,405 to $6,786 monthly. Teaching 3 units equates to a 0.20 time base (3/15). Calculated at the entry level salary of $5,405, multiplied by the time base for a 3-unit course, 0.2, this will be $1,081 per

 month paid in 6 monthly checks. The total semester salary is $6,486.

 

URBS

206

Introduction to Graphic Communication Tools Used by Urban Studies and Planning Professionals:

This course will focus on graphic communications tools commonly used by planning professionals. The development of maps, charts, drawings and 3D visualizations enhance the ability of professionals to interact with clients and the public. The use of GIS to perform spatial analysis and present spatial data will be emphasized. The course will also provide a fundamental knowledge of CAD for creating maps and drawings of 3D visualization tools to enhance public understanding of proposals.

URBS

680

Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning:

This course exposes students to a range of quantitative analysis techniques typically applied to the study of urban phenomena. As a critical part of coursework students explore relevant data sources and appropriate data analysis methods. Students perform various diagnostic tests on quantitative data as they build their own datasets using statistical software. Both bivariate and advanced multivariate quantitative techniques such as, ANOVAs, correlation analysis, regression and logistical regression analysis are covered along with essential lessons on the interpretation of results.

Significant professional experience in applied research design is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant professional experience in applied research design is required.

URBS

340A

Quantitative Urban Research Methods:

This course is an introduction to research methods typically used in urban studies and planning. It provides basic skills for research design and statistical techniques appropriate for quantitative analysis. The focus of the course is on the approaches to research design, data collection, analysis of survey data and the application of statistical techniques. Students will learn how and when to use descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. This is an intensive writing course: Students are required to read scholarly research papers and conduct a library literature and database search. Students will learn to use statistical analysis software to build a database to analyze their own data.

URBS

685

Qualitative Research in Urban Planning:

The course focuses on qualitative research methods to address urban planning and social science related problems. Qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, observations, cognitive mapping, participant observation, and questionnaires will be utilized with corresponding research designs and methodologies such as ethnography and critical inquiry. Content analysis with coding process in grounded theory will be utilized. Ethical treatment of human research subjects will be discussed.

URBS 340B

Qualitative Urban Research Methods:

This is an introduction to research designs and methodologies incorporating qualitative methods of data collection, such as archival research, interviews, behavior mapping, cognitive mapping, participant observation and survey instruments. The ethical treatment of research subjects also is addressed. This is an intensive writing course: Students are required to read scholarly research papers and conduct a library literature and database search. The course emphasizes student-generated research design, fieldwork, data analysis and final project.

URBS

660

Planning Law:

This course will provide a background of the American legal system for non-law students and then focus on land use controls in the United States. Understanding the legal foundations for planning provides the professional planner with the ability to recommend, write and create effective policies and successfully implement those policies. Understanding issues of zoning, eminent domain, and takings effect what is permissible in plans. Planners also need to consider First Amendment and exclusionary zoning issues. To promote sustainability the legal frameworks regarding development controls, growth management, aesthetics and preservation are important to understand. Through reviewing case law, the planner will be better prepared to promote and defend their clients.

J.D. is preferred.

URBS

460

Legal Foundations of Planning:

This course is a general introduction to land use planning law in the United States. It looks primarily at the state, regional and municipal levels, with an emphasis on practices and procedures to manage land use and growth in California. The course covers four broad areas: Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System; State and Local Planning Law; Managing Urban Land Use: Conflicts and Quality of Life; and Managing Growth.

URBS

350

Cities of the Developing World:

Urbanization process of cities with an emphasis on the historical background and the social, economic, cultural and political factors responsible for shaping cities in the developing world. Spatial dimensions of the urbanization process and common urban problems are explored using case studies of cities in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.

Professional experience in developing countries is preferred.

URBS

380

Los Angeles: Past, Present, Future:

Multidisciplinary investigation of the Los Angeles urban area, its patterns of population and resources distribution; its historical, economic, social and cultural developments; and policies models designed to cope with its problems and to develop its potential as an ethnically diverse metropolis on the Pacific Rim. Application of social science methodology. Series of faculty and guest speakers, weekly discussion sessions and field trips.

Broad knowledge of Los Angeles and its region is required.

URBS

690

Field Project in Urban Planning:

This course focuses on field research in urban planning. Students learn and practice field research techniques focusing on contemporary urban problems in Los Angeles.

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URBS

698

Professional Project:

The emphasis is on the blending of practical skills with knowledge gained from core-area courses. The course focuses on application of planning theory and use of research and analysis skills for implementation in community and regional professional projects.

URBS

650

Policy Analysis and Implementation:

The course provides an introduction to the fundamental theories, concepts, terms, and methodologies associated with public policy analysis and program implementation. Students will systematically walk through the basic steps of the policy analysis process, from the identification and definition of a problem, to the analysis of alternative policies for addressing the problem, the selection of evaluation criteria and the selection of a particular policy option. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the development of a plan for implementation. 

URBS

640

Seminar in Planning for Communities and Local Economic Development:

This course focuses on the study of human behavior as it is affected by basic human needs and urban conditions. Special attention will be given to: (1) the manner in which local neighborhoods and communities are integrated into the planning process and how needs are articulated; and (2) the manner in which local economic development can be affected by the planning process and by the integration of community participation. Supporting field trips and discussions with planners and project managers are planned.

URBS

630

Sustainable Development and Environmental Impact Analysis:

This course deals with approaches to planning for sustainable development and the requirements for environmental planning and policy associated with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This act and regulatory guidelines can serve as a model for impact analysis in any global setting. A special emphasis will be placed on understanding the implications of sustainable development for typical projects that occur in urban settings and the techniques used to assess impacts. Supporting field trips and discussions with planners and project managers are planned.

URBS

620

Seminar in Comprehensive Planning:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the general plan and zoning process in the U.S. and California. Special emphasis will be placed on the plan elements dealing with land use, housing, circulation, open space, conservation, safety and noise. Zoning will be addressed in terms of the structure and content of zoning ordinances and the administration process. Other topics include administrative aspects of planning, and negotiation skills for planners in implementing the comprehensive plan. Supporting field trips and discussions with planners and project managers are planned.

URBS

615

Analytical Principles and Practices in Urban Planning:

Planners manage resources, such as people, time, money, land, and infrastructure and success depend on the careful identification of scarce resources, constraints and conflicts. Within this context, students learn how to apply important principles to solve urban problems. Rather than examine theory in the abstract, students apply analysis to an array of important issues that planners must deal with: public goods, collective action, housing investment, crime, local taxes, traffic congestion, air pollution, and land use.

URBS

610

Contemporary Urban Planning in the United States and California:

Provides an overview of urban planning as practiced in the U.S. The course assumes some familiarity with urban planning and builds on common issues and problems in the field utilizing a topical approach. Such critical issues as transportation, housing, social and environmental justice, citizen participation, urban design, urban sprawl, sustainable development and New Urbanism will be examined in detail.

URBS

494A-C

Internship:

Upon prior approval by the internship coordinator, students may earn up to 6 units for professional experience in a planning department, social service agency or other public or private organization dealing with urban problems. The course will focus on professional preparation and ethics of professional practice in urban studies and in urban planning.

URBS

490C

Fieldwork:

Urban field research using quantitative and/or qualitative analytical techniques through supervised projects. The ethics of professional planning and research will be practiced. Final projects may be presented to community stakeholders at instructor’s discretion.

URBS

480

Urban Transportation Planning:

his course is a general introduction to the interrelated systems of urban transportation and urban land use and their effects on the growth, development and future of human settlements. The course will provide entry-level competence for students seeking employment in transportation planning in the public or private sectors. Four broad areas are covered: transportation planning history; transportation and land use theory; transportation planning process and techniques; and urban transportation policy.

URBS

450

Senior Seminar in Urban Studies and Planning:

Advanced seminar on contemporary topics in urban studies and planning.  Students are required to produce a culminating research project.

URBS

440

Community-Based Urban Design:

The study of current urban design techniques and policies and their application to local communities and neighborhoods. Digital tools and computer aided design will be utilized for site planning. Local communities will be involved in the urban design process utilizing various community participation techniques, as the class collaborates to develop the final site plan.

URBS

435

Planning for Community Development:

Examination of the theories of local economic development and how each theory informs real-world policy and practice. Implementation and implications of alternative strategies are illustrated by specific case studies.

URBS

430

Planning in the Public Sector:

Analysis of public and private institutions through which modern urban society functions, with emphasis on the structure and functions of cities from the perspective of their organizational life.

URBS

425

Social Policy, Environmental Justice and the City:

Addresses the linkages between urban social policy, distributional equity in local and federal programs, and environmental movements initiated as a response to regressive land use and/or planning strategies. Specific areas of social policy that are analyzed in this course are housing policies and programs, economic development and revitalization, transportation, urban recreation and cultural projects, and local governmental implementation strategies.

URBS

416

Urban Housing:

his course is designed to help students explore the complexity of housing and housing-related issues from a planning perspective. Students will develop a basic understanding of the housing market, its relationship to community development and its importance to communities and the U.S. economy. A wide variety of topics will be discussed, including the use and meaning of housing, the development of federal, state and local housing policy, the changing dynamics of housing policy, the housing market, housing finance, the challenge of providing affordable housing and the relationship of housing to community development/neighborhood transformation. Considerable emphasis will be placed on housing issues in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

URBS

415

The California Environmental Quality Act for Urban Planners:

This course deals with California’s statutory requirements for environmental planning and policy. The focus of the course will be on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process that addresses issuance of Negative Declarations, preparation of draft and final environmental impact reports (EIRs), litigation, decision making and the requirements of professional consulting. A special emphasis will be placed on understanding the environmental implications of typical projects that occur in an urban setting.

URBS

408

Policy Making for Urban Planners:

The course will comprehensively address the complex arena of public policy in relation to city planning, land-use issues and urban policy. This will incorporate how a society based on pluralist democracy balances the demands of a range of interest groups including planners, city bureaucracies, politicians, community groups, private-sector economic interests, the non-profit sector, state and federal agencies and the general public. In addition, the course will address the interrelationship between local government implementation strategies and federal urban program laws and regulations.

URBS

400

Planning for the Natural and Built Environment:

Relationships between people and technology in the city, and the application of resources to supply such urban needs as transportation, waste disposal, water and communication. Technological change and forecasting.

URBS

345

The General Plan and Zoning:

This course deals with the requirements for comprehensive planning and zoning in the State of California. Emphasis will be placed on the mandated general plan elements of land use, housing, circulation, Open space, conservation, safety and noise. Special attention will be paid to formulating a framework for a general plan, and preparation, adoption and amendment of the general plan. As the major tool for the implementation of the general plan, zoning will be addressed in terms of the enactment process and administration through the use of the variance, conditional use permits and zone changes. Students will be required to participate in a series of field-based and studio-based exercises focusing on general plan formulation and current zoning problems.

URBS

310

Growth and Sustainable Development of Cities:

Examination of the forces contributing to the form, structure and sustainable development of cities. Emphasis on urban areas of the U.S. Conservation of resources and heritage in city development will be considered.

URBS

300

Planning Theory:

Detailed examination of the foundational ideas and issues of the urban planning profession drawn from planning history, alternative models of planning and planning ethics. Rational, incremental, advocacy and participatory theories are examined with a focus on techniques for increasing citizen participation. Planning principles will be examined in the context of case studies drawn from the Los Angeles region, the U.S. and world cities.

URBS

250

Planning the Multiethnic City:

Comprehensive analysis of the social, cultural and land use structure of cities in the U.S. since 1900. A major focus of the course will be on the significant demographic changes that have influenced urban and public policy since 1975. This course will explore a myriad of issues related to multiethnic constituencies and conservation of heritage in American cities.

URBS

150

Discover the City:

This course requires students to make connections between their daily experiences and urban life. Housing, neighborhoods, parks, transportation, environmental conditions, urban infrastructure and other aspects of urban living are examined. Students will investigate a range of urban problems and effective solutions with examples from Southern California and elsewhere. Course assignments will include active exploration of the city.