Course Catalog

Theory of Urban Planning (UP601)

Offered By:  Engineering and Materials Science Faculty

Course Prerequisites


The purpose of the course is to introduce the origins of the city throughout history and the forces that affect its growth. The course concentrates on the origins of the modern city, enabling students to differentiate between urban patterns and understand the factors that shape the city (political, social, economic, cultural, and religious). This is done through comparative analysis and case studies.

This course aims at demonstrating the evolution of planning concepts and planning theory and to review the major planning tools available to control growth and development of land in urban areas.