Sustainable Urbanism - Certificate

Sustainable Urbanism is an interdisciplinary program based in the Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD) in the College of Architecture. The certificate has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the interrelationship between the sustainability, cities, and the environmental design professions. The Sustainable Urbanism Program consists of a series of courses that are open to students from any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University.

Select one of the following Principles - History and Theory courses:3
Structure and Function of Urban Settlements
Planning for Healthy Communities
Planning Theory and History
Special Topics in...
Urban Geography
Select one of the following Practices - Methods and Skills courses:3
Special Topics in... (Sustainable Construction)
Special Topics in... (Earth Construction)
Development and the Environment
Sustainable Development
Select one of the following Policies - Analysis and Evaluation courses:3
Sustainable Building Design Technology
Historic Preservation Theory and Practice
Urban Infrastructure Planning
Special Topics in...
Visual Quality for Design and Planning
Select one of the following Design and Planning Studios:9
Collaborative Studio 1
Sustainable Urbanism Studio 2,3
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Approved sections of LAND 621 and PLAN 662-PLAN 663 and approved Architecture studio satisfy this course.


Each year an approved listing of sustainable urbanism studio sections will be posted. Studios that satisfy this option are LAND 620 and ARCH 607. Urban Design studios in approved study abroad programs (Alexandria, Barcelona, Santa Chiara) may substitute for the fall sustainable urbanism studio.


Architecture students register for the urban design sections of ARCH 607.