Urban Studies & Planning

Associate Professor Jasper Rubin, coordinator of the Urban Studies & Planning program and director of the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, describes the offerings of SF State’s Urban Studies & Planning program.

 

The Urban Studies & Planning offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in urban planning and policy and reflects a social science education with an applied, problem-solving focus, training in research methods, and practical hands-on experience in a carefully supervised internship and a practicum (senior seminar).

Core courses integrate social science, planning and policy perspectives into the study of cities; develop the research and analytic tools necessary for urban planning and policy analysis; and offer hands-on applied research experience. Elective courses are designed to apply the basic core course content to urban planning and policy areas of interest.