About the Program
The City Planning minor provides students with the knowledge of how cities function, how urban processes might be researched, and how urban environments can be transformed through planning, policy, design, and social action. While the minor cannot convey the full scope of city planning, various combinations of courses in the minor program can, we feel, augment a major program with a particular slant or emphasis on planning issues or processes.
Declaring the Minor
To declare, students must submit the CED Minor Declaration Form, available on the CED website. Once this request has been approved, you will see the minor added to your Cal Central student profile. It is your responsibility to track your progress towards minor completion using the Academic Progress Report and CED Advising Services.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM: One semester prior to a students final semester.
Other Major and Minor Programs Offered by the Department of City and Regional Planning
Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program.
- All minors must be declared no later than one semester before a student's Expected Graduation Term (EGT).
- A letter grade of C- or higher is required in two of the lower division requirements listed below to declare the minor. To declare, students must submit the CED Minor Declaration Form, available on the CED website.
- DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM: One semester prior to a students final semester.
- Each course used to fulfill minor requirements must be completed with a letter grade of C- or above.
- Students must earn a 2.0 GPA in the upper division requirements for the minor.
- Any course used in fulfillment of minor requirements may also be used to fulfill major and upper division CED non-major requirements.
- Courses used to fulfill a breadth requirement may also be used to satisfy minor requirements.
- Students may apply the non-CED version of a CED cross-listed course towards the minor.
- Students may use up to two courses taken abroad to fulfill upper division minor requirements, with faculty approval of the individual courses.
|Select two courses from the following, from different subject areas:|
|Introduction to Economics |
|Introduction to Economics--Lecture Format |
|Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy |
or AP Economics, Micro (passing score of 3 or above)
|Introduction to Environmental Design |
|Engineering Data Analysis |
|Foundations of Data Science  (cross-listed w/ COMPSCI C8, INFO C8, & STAT C8)|
|Introduction to Statistics |
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics |
|Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business |
|Course Not Available |
or AP Statistics (passing score of 3 or above)
If economics is taken at another college (and transferred in), it should be either microeconomics or micro and macro together.
|Select one upper division core:|
|Introduction to City Planning |
|The City: Theories and Methods in Urban Studies |
|Select four additional upper division courses|
At least three courses must be from List 1 below (Planning courses), and not more than one course must from List 2 below (Planning-related courses); all four courses may be from List 1.
List 1: Planning Courses
|CY PLAN 101||Introduction to Urban Data Analytics||4|
|CY PLAN 113A||Economic Analysis for Planning||3|
|CY PLAN 114||Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation||3|
|CY PLAN 115||Urbanization in Developing Countries||4|
|CY PLAN N115||Urbanization in Developing Countries||3|
|CY PLAN 117AC||Urban & Community Health||3|
|CY PLAN 118AC||The Urban Community||4|
|CY PLAN 119||Planning for Sustainability||4|
|CY PLAN 120||Community Planning and Public Policy for Disability||3|
|CY PLAN 130||U.S. Housing, Planning, and Policy||3|
|CY PLAN C139||Urban and Sub-national Politics in Developing Countries||4|
|CY PLAN 140||Urban Design: City-Building and Place-Making||3|
|CY PLAN 160||The Origins and Practice of Community Development (formerly CYPLAN 113B)||4|
|CY PLAN 190||Advanced Topics in Urban Studies||2-4|
|ENV DES 100||The City: Theories and Methods in Urban Studies||4|
List 2: Planning-Related Courses
|AFRICAM 107||Race and Public Policy||3|
|ANTHRO 189||Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology||4|
|DEMOG C126||Sex, Death, and Data (cross-listed as SOCIOL C126)||4|
|ECON C102||Natural Resource Economics (cross-listed with ENVECON C102)||4|
|ECON C125||Environmental Economics (cross-listed as ENVECON C101)||4|
|ECON 131||Public Economics||4|
|ECON C171||Development Economics (cross-listed as ENVECON C151)||4|
|EDUC 186AC||The Southern Border (cross-listed w/ETH STD 159AC and GEOG 159AC)||4|
|ENE,RES C100||Energy and Society (cross-listed w/ PUB POL C184)||4|
|ESPM 102D||Climate and Energy Policy||4|
|ESPM 165||International Rural Development Policy||4|
|ESPM 168||Political Ecology||4|
|ESPM 169||International Environmental Politics||4|
|ETH STD 181AC||Prison||4|
|GEOG 110||Critical Economic Geographies||4|
|GEOG C112||Global Development: Theory, History, Geography (cross-listed w/ DEV STD C100)||4|
|GEOG 181||Urban Field Study||4|
|GLOBAL 100D||Global Development: Theory, History, Geography||4|
|GLOBAL C100D||Global Development: Theory, History, Geography||4|
|LEGALST 182||Law, Politics and Society||4|
|POL SCI 139D||Urban and Subnational Politics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries||4|
|POL SCI 181||Public Organization and Administration||4|
|PB HLTH 150B||Human Health and the Environment in a Changing World||3|
|PUB POL 103||Wealth and Poverty||4|
|PUB POL C184||Energy and Society||4|
|SOCIOL 110||Organizations and Social Institutions||4|
|SOCIOL 124||Sociology of Poverty (also taught as SOCIOL 124AC)||4|
|SOCIOL C126||Sex, Death, and Data (cross-listed as DEMOG C126)||4|
|SOCIOL 127||Development and Globalization||4|
|SOCIOL 136||Urban Sociology||4|
|UGBA 105||Leading People||3|
|UGBA 180||Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics||3|
|UGBA 184||Urban and Real Estate Economics||3|
|UGBA 192P||Sustainable Business Consulting Projects||3|
Faculty and Instructors
* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Charisma Acey, Associate Professor. Water, sanitation, basic services delivery, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, environmental justice, urban governance, participatory planning, community-based development, international development, development planning, sustainable development, African studies.
Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor. New Spatial Forms of Urbanization, Land-use changes.
Teresa Caldeira, Professor. Comparative urban studies, urbanization in the global south, social theory, ethnography qualitative methodology.
Karen Chapple, Professor. Poverty, economic development, regional planning, metropolitan spatial patterns, labor markets, community development, neighborhood change, gentrification.
Daniel Chatman, Associate Professor. Transportation, urban planning, travel behavior, immigration, housing, agglomeration.
Stephen J. Collier, Professor. Social welfare transformation, infrastructure, neoliberalism and governmental rationality, emergency government in the United States, urban vulnerability and resilience, insurance and climate change .
Jason Corburn, Professor. Urban health, informal settlements, global public health, urban climate change, environmental impact assessment, mediation, environmental justice.
Karen T. Frick, Associate Professor. Transportation policy and planning, major infrasctructure projects, American politics and conservative views about planning.
Carol J. Galante, Adjunct Professor.
Marta Gonzalez, Associate Professor. Data Science, computer modeling.
Zachary Lamb, Assistant Professor. Urban spatial politics, ecological design and uneven vulnerability to environmental hazards .
Elizabeth S. Macdonald, Professor. Urban design.
Ben Metcalf, Adjunct Professor.
John Radke, Associate Professor. City and regional planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning, geographic information systems, database design and construction, spatial analysis, pattern recognition computational morphology.
Carolina K. Reid, Associate Professor. Affordable housing, access to credit, foreclosures, community development, the Community Reinvestment Act, poverty, neighborhood change, homeownership and mortgage finance (with a focus on low-income and minority households).
Paul Waddell, Professor. UrbanSim, land use models, transportation models, urban sustainability.
Jennifer Wolch, Professor. Sustainable urbanism, urban design and public health, poverty and homelessness, human-animal studies.
Sara Hinkley, Lecturer.
Kimberly Suczynski Smith, Lecturer.
Edward J. Blakely, Professor Emeritus.
Peter C. Bosselmann, Professor Emeritus. Urban design, architecture, city and regional planning, landscape architecture.
Manuel Castells, Professor Emeritus.
Robert B. Cervero, Professor Emeritus. Transportation planning, city and regional planning, transportation and land use, transportation and urban development, international transportation.
Karen Christensen, Professor Emeritus. Evaluation, intergovernmental relations, city and regional planning, housing policy, planning theory, organizational theory.
Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus.
Frederick C. Collignon, Professor Emeritus. Urban economics, metropolitan planning, city and regional planning, urban recreational space, passive recreational parkland, urban redevelopment, public assistance, disability.
Elizabeth A. Deakin, Professor Emeritus. Urban design, city and regional planning, transportation policy, planning and analysis, land use policy and planning, legal and regulatory issues, institutions and organizations, energy and the environment, new technologies.
Michael James Dear, Professor Emeritus. Social theory, disability studies, urban theory, comparative urbanism.
David Dowall, Professor Emeritus. City and regional planning, urban and regional development, international comparative urban development policy, domestic and international land management, housing policy, economic development strategy, infrastructure planning, management and finance.
Judith E. Innes, Professor Emeritus. Innovation, governance, collaborative planning and policy making, regionalism, interpretive methods, complexity and adaptation.
Allan B. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus.
Raymond Lifchez, Professor Emeritus.
Michael Southworth, Professor Emeritus. Management, analysis, design, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning, morphology of the post-industrial city, design of public space.
Michael Teitz, Professor Emeritus.
Irene Tinker, Professor Emeritus.
Martin Wachs, Professor Emeritus.
Department of City and Regional Planning
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Berkeley, CA 94720-1850
Daniel Chatman & Daniel Rodríguez
Urban Studies Major Advisor, City Planning Minor Program Advisor
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Undergraduate Major Head, Minor Program Faculty Advisor
Heather Grothjan (Peng)
250 Bauer Wurster Hall
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
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Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising
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