Guidelines for Urban Studies and Planning
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The collection in Urban Studies and Planning supports teaching and research through the doctoral level. The student in the Bachelor of Science program is able to choose a concentration in planning, public policy and social change, environmental, information systems, or public management. The Department of Urban Studies and Planning offers two certificate programs. The Certificate in Planning Information Systems is a program to provide specialized cross-disciplinary training for professionals with either data processing or planning backgrounds, who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in the application of computer methods to urban and regional planning problems. The Certificate in Urban Revitalization is presented from the public perspective, emphasizing social and economic investment opportunities. Important topics and techniques include market analyses, business decision-making process, new construction and the adaptive reuse of buildings as they relate to revitalization, and the preservation of historic structures.
The Master's in Urban and Regional Planning offers faculty defined specializations in urban revitalization and historic preservation; housing and neighborhood planning; economic development; physical planning; and environmental planning. A cooperative arrangement with the T.C. Williams Law School of the University of Richmond makes it possible for students to receive a law degree (J.D.) and an urban and regional planning degree (M.U.R.P.) in four years. The purpose of the program is to integrate the two professional curricula and to provide the expertise necessary to apply legal analytical skills and planning methods analysis to urban and regional policy issues and problems.
The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Urban Policy is offered in conjunction with the University's Center for Public Policy. The Urban Policy Concentration is intended for those students whose public policy interests involve issues of particular relevance to cities and / or metropolitan regions. Students receiving the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a Concentration in Urban Policy will typically pursue careers as teachers and researchers in institutions of higher education or as policy analysts in public, local, state, or federal level.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Treatment of Subject.
Popular and lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Upper division and graduate texts are acquired selectively. Professional and scholarly works that support the curriculum are acquired broadly.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Periodicals and monographs are the principal format. Also included are indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, directories, loose-leaf services, conference proceedings, government documents, databases and GIS datasets.
3. Area Resources.
There are no local resources in this subject area that impinge upon collection decisions.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
See Business, Public Administration, Political Science, Government Documents, and Geography Policies.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Historic Preservation||E159; NA105-109||C1||B|
|Television and Radio||HE7601-9721||C2||C1|
|Urbanization / Regional Planning||HT51-395||C1||B|
|United States Government||JK401-1686||C2||C2|
|United States Politics||JK1711-2391||C2||C2|
|Local Government. General||JS141-285||D||D|
|Local Government. United States||JS301-1583||C1||C2|
|Local Government Law (Federal)||KF5300-5332||D||D|
Collection-centered; list-checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
- Reference Sources in Urban and Regional
Planning: an Annotated Guide. Council of Planning Librarians Bibliography
No. 203. Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1987.
Journal of the American Planning Association. Chicago: American Planning Association, 1925-. quarterly.
Public Administration Review. Washington: American Society for Public Administration, 1940-. semiannual.
Journal of Planning Literature. Ohio State University Press, 1986-. quarterly.