City + Regional Planning

Summer 2013 Courses

Below are currently offered courses for the summer semester. For course meeting times and locations, see the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.


Lower- and Upper-Division Courses

CY PLAN 110 (Thomas/Waddell)

Introduction to City Planning

(4) Five hours of lecture/discussion per week, plus additional fieldwork per week for eight weeks. Seven and one-half hours of lecture/discussion per week, plus additional fieldwork per week for six weeks. Prerequisites: Open to majors in all fields. Survey of city planning as it has evolved in the United States since 1800 in response to physical, social, and economic problems; major concepts and procedures used by city planners and local governments to improve the urban environment.

CY PLAN 113B (Smith)

Community and Economic Development

(3) Six hours of lecture/discussion per week for eight weeks. Eight hours of lecture/discussion per week for six weeks. Introduction to political, economic and social issues involved in theory and practice of community economic development. Focus on national economic and social policies, role of local community economic development corporations (CDCs), resolution of conflicts between private-sector profitability and public sector (community) accountability through critical use of the planning process.

CY PLAN 114 (Broaddus/Waddell)

Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation

(3) Six hours of lecture for eight weeks. Seven and one-half hours of lecture for six weeks. This course is designed to introduce students to the characteristics of urban transportation systems, the methods through which they are planned and analyzed, and the dimensions of key policy issues confronting decision makers.

CY PLAN 118AC (Szibbo/Waddell)

The Urban Community

(4) Six hours of lecture and one and one-half hours of discussion for eight weeks. Seven and one-half hours of lecture and two and one-half hours of discussion for six weeks. This course looks at the idea and practice of community in cities and suburbs and at the dynamics of neighborhood and community formation. Topics include urban social geography, ethnicity, and identity, residential choice behavior, the political economy of neighborhoods, planning for neighborhoods and civic engagement. Instructors emphasize different topics. Class size limits depend on the instructor.

CY PLAN 199 (Guthrie/Buresh)

Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates

(3) Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Grading option: Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Regular meetings with faculty overseer.


Graduate Courses

No graduate courses in city and regional planning are offered in summer 2013.