Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Track

Environmental protections and healthy economic development don’t have to be at odds. There is a balance. We’ll help you find it, design for it, and deliver it. You’ll pull from existing theory and historical trends to develop your own frameworks for understanding and assessing the cultural values and institutional contexts at play in the give-and- take of environmentally-conscious development. What’s more, we’ll help you figure out how to engage public interest for long-term, community-supported impact.


Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet

required Courses

Degree Core Courses 

CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP.1020, Management and Leadership
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
URPL-GP.1603, Urban Planning: Methods and Practice
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning

Track Courses

URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
URPL-GP.1620, Spatial Analysis and Visualization

Track Capstone

CAP-GP.3601, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning I
CAP-GP.3602, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning II

elective Courses

Planning Electives

URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
URPL-GP.2614, Intelligent Cities: Technology Policy and Planning
URPL-GP.2618, Geographic Information Systems
URPL-GP.2624, Environmental Planning: Communities, Fairness, and Beyond
URPL-GP.2641, Urban Transportation Planning
URPL-GP.2666, Water Sourcing and Climate Change
URPL-GP.2680, Topics in Urban Design
URPL-GP.4471, Transportation Policy and Behavior
URPL-GP.4650, Advanced GIS: Interactive Web Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization
URPL-GP.4666, Topics in Urban Studies

Other Recommended Electives

PADM-GP.1801, Communication Skills for Public Service
PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2171, Evaluating Programs and Policies
PADM-GP.4110, Project Management
PADM-GP.4190, Job Creation and Public Infrastructure