This concentration will prepare MScPl students to practice as planners with specialist knowledge in theories and methods of urban design. Students selecting this field will complete foundational coursework in urban design theory, history, studios and workshops, supplemented by further electives drawn from a wide range of possible courses in the department and beyond.
Students electing the urban design field of concentration will be required to take a total of five courses, including the following required course:
PLA1652H: Introductory Studio in Urban Design and Planning
For the remaining four courses of the urban design specialization, the following are recommended but not required; they may be substituted by other courses approved by the urban design specialization coordinator:
PLA1653H: Advanced Studio in Urban Design and Planning (pre-requisite PLA1652H)
JPG1522H: Production of Space: Aesthetics, Technology, Politics
PLA1654H: Urban Design Research Methods
JPG2150H: Special Topics—Toronto Urban Landscapes Field Course: Planning, Politics and Development.
Advisor: Kanishka Goonewardena