UP503 - Physical Planning
Course Schedule

Date

 

Topic

27-Aug
Tuesday
  Lecture/Discussion: Course Introduction
Assignments: Assignment 1. Understanding Space Distance and Area
29-Aug
Thursday
  Lab: Lab Intro
Reading:  Obama's Urban Agenda; Progess Report
Assignments: Assignment 2. Understanding Density: Density Catalog: Locator Map
     Due: A1. Understanding Space, Distance and Area
Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #2        Tue, 3-Sept (Lab - 5pm)
3-Sept   Lecture/Discussion: Introduction to Physical planning, real estate markets, land-use and reuse
Readings:  Kevin Lynch Analysis Examples
                     Berke et. al. Chapter 1.
                    Miles, et al. Chapter 13 and Chapter 3
5-Sept   Lab: Using Adobe Illustrator
Assignments: 3. Diagramming with Adobe Illustrator: Sample Graphic
     Due: A2. Understanding Density
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Adobe Illustrator and Assignment #3       9-Sept (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
10-Sept   Lecture/Discussion: Suitability Analysis
Readings: Anderson Ch 2, 1, and 3: Landscape Architecture Notes
12-Sept  

Lab: Graphic Representation, Making Planning Maps
Assignments: 4. Making Maps with GIS data and Illustrator; Download GIS data, Download Population Data
     Due: (3. Diagramming with Adobe Illustrator)
MANDATORY Monday Tutorial: Using ArcGIS w/ Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
   
  - Attendance required for the completion of Assignment 4      16-Sept (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)

17-Sept   Lecture/Discussion: Natural Systems (Land)
     Introduce - Assignment 5: Natural Systems Suitability Report; student work sample; Miami Valley example
Readings: Lynch and Hack, Appendix A, Database of Soil Types Champaign County, Champaign County Soils Report, Soil Taxonomy Chapters 1, 5, and 6
19-Sept  

Lab: ArcGIS, Illustrator & Soils, Download shapefiles, Download updated Soil Propertiess.xlsx
Assignments: 5a. Land/ Soil Suitability
     Due: A4. Making Maps with GIS
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #5a     23-Sept (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)

24-Sept   Lecture: Natural Systems (Water)
Readings: Anderson Ch.6, Delineating Watersheds, McGraw-Hill.
26-Sept   Lab: Water Analysis
Assignments: 5b. Water Suitability; Download water data; Land cover classification & definitions
     Due: (5a. Land/Soil Suitability)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #5b       30-Sep (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
1-Oct   Lecture: Green Infrastructure
Readings: Green Infrastructure; CW Green Infrastructure; ILEPA GI Report; ARIES; Habitat
Supplemental Reading: Valuation Tools: CNT GreenValue ToolARIESCNT PAPER; EPA Green Infrastructure Resources
3-Oct   Lab: Working with In-Design
Assignments: 5c. Green Infrastructure; Green Infrastructure data
     Due: (5b. Water Suitability)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #5c       7-Oct (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
8-Oct   Lecture: Social Systems and Physical Planning
Readings: Socio Economic Context Example, Neighborhood as Design Paradigm,
10-Oct   Lab: Suitability Analysis Revisited
Assignments: Assignment 5: Natural Systems Suitability Report; (student work sample #1); (student work sample #2); (Miami Valley example)
     Due: (5c. Green Infrastructure)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #5 Report       14-Oct (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
15-Oct   No class: work session for Assignment 5: Natural Systems Suitability Report
17-Oct   Lab: Working with Census Data
Assignments: 6a. Socio-economic Context and Social Suitability; Development Sites
     Due
: Sunday Oct 20th by 11:59pm (5. Natural Systems Suitability Report)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6a       21-Oct (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
22-Oct   Lecture: Feasibility Analysis
Introduce - Real Estate Pro Forma
Readings: Brookings Report; Paul Krugman
24-Oct   Lab: Introducing the Pro Forma (Real Estate Pro Forma)
Assignments: 6b. Real Estate Pro Forma Analysis
     Due: (6a. Socio Economic Context)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6b       28-Oct (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
29-Oct   Lecture: Site Engineering Analysis - Stormwater Runoff
Readings: Reducing the Impacts of Urban RunoffBasin Best Management Practices (USEPA); LID Manua; Runoff Modeling
31-Oct   Lab: Stormwater Runoff Modeling
Save Hydro Model to your computer (do not open online)
Assignments: 6c. Site Engineering Analysis - Stormwater Runoff
     Due: (6b. Real Estate Pro Forma Analysis)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6c       4-Nov (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
5-Nov   Lecture: Site Engineering Analysis - Storm and Wastewater Management
Readings: EPA Constructed Wetlands, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects,Anderson Ch05
7-Nov   Lab: Detention and Green Infrastructure
Assignments: 6d. Site Engineering Analysis - Storm and Wastewater Management (Sewer shapefiles)
     Due: (6c. Site Engineering Analysis - Hydro Runoff)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6d       11-Nov (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
12- Nov   Lecture: Site Layout & Urban Design
Readings: Burnham Plan
14-Nov   Lab: Urban Design Paradigms; LEED ND Rating System
Assignments: 6e. Urban Design Paradigms
     Due: (6d. Site Engineering Analysis - Storm and Wastewater Management)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6e       18-Nov (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)
19-Nov  

Lecture: Site Engineering Analysis - Streets, Traffic, & Grading
Brooks, R.G.Chapter 10, Andersen, Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11, Listokin and Walker pp. 40-64

21-Nov  

Lab: Streets and Traffic; In-class Exercise
Introduce - Assignment 7: Final Report (student work sample #1); (student work sample #2)
Assignments: 6f. Site Engineering Analysis - Street Layout and Traffic    
  Due: (6e. Urban Design Paradigms)
Monday Tutorial: Q & A for Assignment #6f       2-Dec (Lab - 6:30 ~ 7:30pm)

26-Nov   Thanksgiving Break
28-Nov   Thanksgiving Break
3-Dec  

Lecture: Site Layout & Small Area Plans
Readings: Berke et al. Chapter 14; Austin LU Example; Burnham Plan

5-Dec  

Lab: Using SketchUp and Work Session for Assignment 7

Due: (6f. Land Use, Site Grading, and Roads and Traffic)

10-Dec   Course Wrap-up & Work Session
Due: (Draft site plan map)
Assignment #7: Final Report Due: Sunday Dec 15th by 11:59pm
(No Tutorial)