Two new Resource Planning courses
RPL-211 – How Urban Planning Works in Flint
Instructor and Course Coordinator – Dr. Richard Hill-Rowley
This class is a survey of perspectives on urban planning in Flint from professionals and stakeholders who work and/or live in the city. They contribute their time and expertise to understand the issues and the players in the complex process of figuring out how development and redevelopment should take place.
Flint is embarking on a new effort to create the first Master Plan for the city since the 1960’s and this course is an opportunity to learn how the process works.
RPL-270 – Intro to Geospatial Technology and Its Application
Instructor and Course Coordinator – Dr. Greg Rybarczyk
Have you ever wondered why crimes occur where they do, how maps can help market products, how diseases spread, why populations increase or decrease over time, how 3D maps are used by planners, or why social inequality is related to space?
A new Earth and Resource Science course is being offered this fall 2012 semester to teach students and professionals the basic knowledge and tools required to answer questions relevant to their field using state-of-the-art mapping techniques. The course is designed for anyone interested in learning how to assess spatial phenomenon using Geographic Information Systems.
Areas that will be covered include: Natural Science, History, Business, Sociology, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Political Science.
Meeting time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, MSB 507