LDEV - Land Development

LDEV 661 Development and the Environment

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Land development in the context of environment sustainability, human well being and business profitability to foster a restorative economy; environmental easement and site analysis; state, federal and international regulatory issues; and human ecology and the future of land development.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 663 Introduction to Project Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Project management processes for planning, scheduling, cost estimating resource leveling, cost control and post-completion evaluation; issues in project organizational environments, documentation, quality control safety.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 664 Market Analysis for Development

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Techniques and data sources for market analysis for development; analysis for housing development; trade area analysis and market analysis for retail development; analysis for office, industrial parks and for specialized development.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 665 Land Development Trends

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exploration of a variety of specialized topics associated with emerging trends in the land development industry.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 667 Design and Development Economy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Interface between the physical and financial dimensions in the design and development process to achieve building and project economics; creating a physical product and a financial venture that responds to social and environmental concerns and to market economy and feasibility analysis.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 668 Land Development Practice

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Strategies, methods and techniques of land development including: site selection criteria, urban infrastructure; market evaluation; conceptual arrangement of land uses and structures; conceptual design and regulatory considerations; lending institutions; location theory; value theories; regulatory agencies.
Prerequisite: LDEV 667.

LDEV 669 Income Property Land Development

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exploration of the characteristics of real estate as an investment, venture and capital structures, the development process, site and financial feasibility, and project funding; strategies, methods and technologies for investment property development utilizing current developments.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 671 Sustainable Development

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Sustainability perspectives about values, rights, property and what constitutes an optimum human environment; sustainability principles and case studies emphasizing on-the ground, incentive-based land development that balances economic growth with environmental quality.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 672 Public-Private Project Funding

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Financing and related issues in public-private development projects; explores structuring, valuing and managing projects and investigates the interaction between suppliers, operators, lenders and contractors; introduction to financial tools: loans, credit, interest rates and financial models.

LDEV 673 International Development Planning

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

International variations in urban growth and land development strategies: savings, aid and trade policy options for cities and regions; international co-development programs; application of planning and urban land development professions in contemporary global context.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

LDEV 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

College of Architecture research activities pertaining to land and real estate development; preparation and presentation of required final paper for MS in Land Development examination.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification in land development.

LDEV 684 Professional Internship

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

Professional practice under approved arrangement with public or private land or real estate development agencies in the United States or abroad.
Prerequisites: Approval of committee chair and program coordinator.

LDEV 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

Individual and group problems dealing with application of strategic plan development theory in practice: opportunities to select international or domestic development projects of special interest.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

LDEV 687 Development Feasibility and Design

Credits 3. 1 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

Selected residential and non-residential development projects of varying size analyzed by teams with respect to the following: economic feasibility and cash flow; site analysis; and design concept.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

LDEV 688 Development Feasibility and Design II

Credits 3. 1 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

Plans and venture structures for selected residential and non-residential development projects of varying size analyzed by multidisciplinary teams with respect to the following; economic feasibility and cash flow and site and design plans and costs.
Prerequisite: LDEV 687 or approval of instructor.

LDEV 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of land development. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

LDEV 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

PhD research and preparation of dissertation.
Prerequisite: Doctoral classification.

LDEV 693 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Approved professional case study of project organization in the USA or abroad undertaken as terminal requirement for the Master of Science in land development degree, non-thesis option.
Prerequisites: Approval of committee chair and associate department head.