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.


AGEC 603 Land Economics
ARCH 646 Historic Preservation Theory & Practice
ARCH 675 Healthy Systems Design & Research
COSC 663 Sustainable Construction
CVEN 664 Water Resources Engineering Planning and Management
CVEN 672 Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems
ESSM 600 Principles of Ecosystem Science and Management
LAND 612 Site Development
LAND 614 Site Construction
LAND 630 Development of Landscape Architecture
LAND/PLAN 635 Ecological Planning & Design
LDEV 661 Development & the Environment
LDEV 671 Sustainable Development
PLAN 610 Structure & Function of Urban Settlements
PLAN 612 Transportation in City Planning
PLAN 613 Planning Methods & Techniques
PLAN 629 Neighborhood Revitalization
PLAN 641 Environmental Planning
PLAN 642 Planning for Coastal Sustainability & Resilience
PLAN 664 Planning History & Theory
PLAN 673 Design of Sustainable Transportation
RENR 659 Ecological Economics
RPTS 604 Principles of Community & Community Development
RPTS 605 Community Organization
RPTS 666 Tourism and Natural Environments

ARCH 606, 606, 607 Studios
LAND 620 Open Space Development I
LAND 621 Open Space Development II
LDEV 687/688 Development Feasibility & Design
PLAN 662 Applied Planning


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.