Urban Planning Minor

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Overview of Urban Planning Minor

The Minor in Urban Planning is designed for students who want to better understand how cities function, how urban environments are shaped by planning, policy, and social activism, and how to conduct research on urban infrastructure and processes.


The Urban Planning minor is ideal for students who seek to pursue careers in urban planning, community and tenant organizing, housing and economic development, civil service and government, and nonprofit organizations.


Students majoring in all disciplines within the college are encouraged to do the Minor in Urban Planning.


For more information, please contact the Urban Planning minor advisor, Professor Dwayne Baker (dwayne.baker@qc.cuny.edu).
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The minor consists of four required courses — URBST 101: Urban Poverty and Affluence, URBST 241: Introduction to Urban Planning, URBST 260: Planning and Politics, and URBST 263: Introduction to GIS— and two additional elective courses.


The 18 credit Urban Planning minor consists of four required courses and two electives.


Four Required Courses:


  • URBST 101: Poverty and Affluence
  • URBST 241: Introduction to Urban Planning
  • URBST 260: Planning and Politics
  • URBST 263: Introduction to GIS


Two Electives Courses (from this list):


  • HIST 285: The History of New York City
  • HIST 348: The History of Queens: A History of New York from the Outer Boroughs
  • PSCI 209: Housing Politics and Policy
  • PSCI 211: Urban Politics
  • URBST 200: Urban Research Methods
  • URBST 202: Race, Ethnicity, Immigration
  • URBST 206: Global Cities
  • URBST 207: Development of the American City
  • URBST 224: The Changing Neighborhoods of Queens
  • URBST 245W: The Urban Economy
  • URBST 254: Urban Transportation
  • URBST 256: NYC Land Use Planning Process
  • URBST 370: Service Learning Internship
  • URBST 371: Service Learning Project


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