URSP 761. Planning Studio. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 1 lecture and 4 laboratory hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: URSP 610 and URSP 622. Corequisite: URSP 662. This course is designed to provide Master of Urban and Regional Planning students opportunities to exercise and practice what they have learned in the core M.U.R.P. program courses. Elements of the planning process will be applied and will result in the development of a comprehensive plan for a specific community or neighborhood. The complication of engaging with clients, stakeholders, fragmentary research, constrained timelines and resources, and navigating unknowns makes the course a valuable experience in practicing planning. Students quickly find that immersion in a real-world project with such constraints aid in developing organizational, interpersonal, teamwork and oral/written communication skills. This course also helps students prepare for initiating and conducting an individual professional plan or thesis projects in the future.