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
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 Request to Add Minor Form, available on the CED website. When completing the final requirements for the minor, submit the CED Minor Completion Form.
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. When completing their final requirements for the minor, students must submit the CED Minor Completion Form, available on the CED website.
- A letter grade of C- or higher is required in two of the lower division requirements listed below to declare the minor. To declare, submit the CED Request to Add Minor Form, available on the CED website.
- 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 |
|Introduction to Statistics |
|Foundations of Data Science |
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics |
|Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business |
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Life Scientists |
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.
|CY PLAN 110||Introduction to City Planning||4|
|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/ARCH 111||Introduction to Housing: An International Survey||3|
|CY PLAN 113A||Economic Analysis for Planning||3|
|CY PLAN 113B||Community and Economic Development||3|
|CY PLAN 114||Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation||3|
|CY PLAN 115||Urbanization in Developing Countries||4|
|CY PLAN 117AC||Urban & Community Health||3|
|CY PLAN 118AC||The Urban Community||4|
|CY PLAN 120||Community Planning and Public Policy for Disability||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 190||Advanced Topics in Urban Studies||1-4|
|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|
|DEV STD C100||History of Development and Underdevelopment (cross-listed as GEOG C112)||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||Economic Development (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 as 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|
|GEOG 110||Economic Geography of the Industrial World||4|
|GEOG 181||Urban Field Study||4|
|LEGALST 182||Law, Politics and Society||4|
|POL SCI 139D||Urban and Sub-national Politics in Developing Countries||4|
|POL SCI 181||Public Organization and Administration||4|
|PB HLTH 150B||Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences||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, Assistant 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.
+ Nezar Alsayyad, Professor. Virtual reality, urban history, Architectural history, Middle Eastern Studies, cross-cultural design, cities and cinema, cultural studies of the built environment, environmental design in developing countries, housing and urban development, Islamic architecture and urbanism, traditional dwelling and settlements, urban design and physical planning.
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.
Jason Corburn, Professor. Urban health, informal settlements, global public health, urban climate change, environmental impact assessment, mediation, environmental justice.
Karen T. Frick, Assistant Adjunct Professor.
Carol J. Galante, Adjunct Professor.
Malo Hutson, Associate Professor. Urban and regional planning, community development, urban policy, population health.
+ Raymond Lifchez, Professor. Architecture, patronage of the arts, post revolutionary France.
Elizabeth S. Macdonald, Associate Professor. Urban design.
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, Assistant 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).
Daniel Rodriguez, Professor.
Annalee Saxenian, Professor. Innovation, information management, entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley, regional economic development, high skilled immigration, Asian development.
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.
Moira O'Neill-Hutson, Lecturer.
Kimberly Suczynski Smith, Lecturer.
David Waldron, 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.
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
228 Wurster Hall, MC 1850
Berkeley, CA 94720-1850
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250 Wurster Hall
Undergraduate Major Head, Minor Program Faculty Adviser
Nancy Trinh Chieng
250 Wurster Hall
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C. Greig Crysler
354 Wurster Hall
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