Sustainable Urbanism Certificate

Choose 5 courses or 15 credits. At least one course must be from outside the student’s home department. At least 3 credits must be from a studio course.

PLAN 610 Structure & Function of Urban Settlements

PLAN 612 Transportation in City Planning

PLAN 613 Planning Methods & Techniques

PLAN 673 Design of Sustainable Transportation

PLAN 629 Neighborhood Revitalization

PLAN 664 Planning History & Theory

PLAN 641 Environmental Planning

PLAN 642 Planning for Coastal Sustainability & Resilience

LAND/PLAN 635 Ecological Planning & Design

AGEC 603 Land Economics

ARCH 421 Energy & Sustainability

ESSM 600 Principles of Ecosystem Science and Management

RPTS 604 Principles of Community & Community Development

LDEV 671 Sustainable Development

COSC 663 Sustainable Construction

LAND 612 Site Development

LAND 614 Site Construction

LAND 630 Development of Landscape Architecture

CVEN 664 Water Resources Engineering Planning and Management

CVEN 672 Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems

RPTS 605 Community Organization

RPTS 666 Tourism and Natural Environments

RENR 659 Ecological Economics

LDEV 661 Development & the Environment

ARCH 646 Historic Preservation Theory & Practice

ARCH 675 Healthy Systems Design & Research



PLAN 662 Applied Planning

LDEV 687/688 Development Feasibility & Design

ARCH 606, 606, 607 Studios

LAND 620 Open Space Development I

LAND 621 Open Space Development II



1. Complete credit hours  

A minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the list of approved courses, including at least 3 credit hours of a collaborative studio. At least one course must be from outside the student's major discipline.

2. Complete graduate-level requirement

The student completes a professional study, thesis, or dissertation with a sustainable urbanism focus approved by the student's committee chair. The credit hours taken in support of the professional study, thesis, or dissertation are in addition to those courses completed for the certificate. At least one member of the student's graduate commitee must be a CHUD Faculty Fellow. 

3. Apply and declare

Complete the application and declare your intent to earn the certificate at the time your degree plan is filed.