The Sustainable Urbanism graduate certificate, housed in the Center for Housing and Urban Development in the School of Architecture, is available to graduate students from any program at Texas A&M. The certificate explores sustainability and urban design in a rapidly urbanizing world by focusing on the processes that shape the form and function of the built environment in its full complexity--infrastructure, land development, built landscapes, and facilities. Students are trained to consider the integration of various aspects of the built environment including land use and urban design, energy, materials, wastes, biodiversity, natural hazards, and accessibility.
Students who complete the certificate will be able to synthesize and apply knowledge of sustainability of the built environment, including theories and concepts, and use tools for drawing and mapping in order to develop original solutions to planning challenges. Students who complete the certificate gain skills that equip them to work in public and private industries as planners and designers. Recipients of the certificate are ready to investigate and apply collaborative practices to design and plan sustainable urban settlements that are livable, equitable, energy efficient, ecologically sound, and prosperous.
|Code ||Title ||Semester Credit Hours |
|Historic Preservation Theory and Practice|
|Development of Landscape Architecture|
|Concepts in Ecological Planning and Design|
|Structure and Function of Urban Settlements|
|Planning Theory and History|
|Landscape Architectural Site Engineering and Development|
|Landscape Architectural Construction|
|Development and the Environment|
|Planning Methods and Techniques|
|Health Design and Research|
|Water Resources Engineering Planning and Management|
|Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems|
|Transportation in City Planning|
|Problems of Environmental Planning Administration|
|Planning for Coastal Sustainability and Resiliency|
|Design for Sustainable Transportation|
|Principles of Community and Community Development|
|Community Organization and Natural Resources Management|
|Parks, Tourism and the Natural Environment|
|Architectural Design II|
|Architectural Design III|
|Open Space and Land Use Planning I|
|Open Space and Land Use Planning II|
|Development Feasibility and Design|
|Development Feasibility and Design II|
|Applied Planning I|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
Must complete a professional study, professional paper, thesis, or dissertation with content significantly related to Sustainable Urbanism.
Must present poster or oral presentation to communicate the Sustainable Urbanism content of the completed professional study, professional paper, thesis, or dissertation to be evaluated by a representative of the certificate (Center for Housing and Urban Development Director or Center Fellow).