Selected Topics in Urban Affairs

MET UA 510

UA510 is the designation for "Special Topics in Planning". The subject matter for UA510 courses changes from semester to semester, and more than one UA510 can be offered in a given semester. The Fall 2020 offerings are listed below.

UA510 A1 (Valecillos, Thursday)- "MetroBridge Planning Studio": This course will engage students in a different real-world planning project each semester. Students will receive hands-on planning experience by collaborating with city officials and community stakeholders to create plans and solutions for a variety of needs in a particular city or town; including business and economic development, housing, transportation, cultural and artistic centers, and mixed-use districts.

UA510 A2 (Sungu- Eryilm, Monday)- "Cities & Analytics: Making Sense of Data": Several cities in the U.S. and abroad collect increasing amount of data to support decision-making and transform into sustainable and resilient places to live, work, and play. Analytics is the core of any of these efforts. This project-based course will be divided into two parts. In the first part, we will explore the policy and planning aspects of these efforts. Who are the stakeholders? What kind of existing or emerging urban problems are addressed with these efforts? What are the intended and unintended potential consequences? In the second part, we will work with existing open datasets and selected basic analytical techniques to understand urban issues.

FALL 2020 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Valecillos G STH B22 R 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

FALL 2020 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 Sungu-Eryilm CAS 427 M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.