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Urban Resilient Redevelopment

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$9,810

Tuition

8 Months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

Advance your career—or transition to a career—in resilient urban planning and redevelopment with a world class education and credential from the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction. Ideal for working professionals and current students. Courses are exclusively available online and on your schedule. Credits earned may be applied to requirements of Masters of Urban and Regional Planning. Current MSU undergraduates are eligible to apply for this certificate.

Program Outcomes

Urban Resilient Redevelopment (URR) certificate holders will responsibly manage future development by equipping students with an understanding of how to respond to acute and chronic shocks to their community in a way that produces tangible improvements on the ground. By preparing planners with real, marketable skills in knowing climate change policy, tools to address structural abandonment, and an understanding of land use planning in the context of community redevelopment.

Career Outlook

The growing consensus on the need for resiliency in our urban areas, in Michigan and throughout the United States, points to the demand for URR’s core competencies, which include evaluation criteria like community plans and public outreach, zoning regulations, the development review process, public recruitment and education, and community prosperity.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Wayne Beyea headshot

Wayne Beyea, J.D., AICP

Graduate Certificate Program Co-Coordinator

Wayne Beyea is a faculty member in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Urban & Regional Planning Program. In this capacity, he maintains a teaching and MSU Extension outreach program with an emphasis on the science and policy of green community planning, renewable energy siting and infrastructure, and sustainable development and climate change law. Beyea also teaches Planning and Development Law within the Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Program and is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan.

 

Course Information

 

PDC 803 - Advanced Domicology: Sustainable Built Environment (3 credits)

PDC 858 - Land Use Planning and Housing (3 credits)

PDC 878 - Redevelopment and the Climate Resilient City (3 credits)

 
 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution 
  • A written personal statement detailing your professional interests and goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation (professional or academic). Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Current MSU undergraduates may apply

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend submitting applications at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

Advance your career—or transition to a career—in resilient urban planning and redevelopment with a world class education and credential from the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction. Ideal for working professionals and current students. Courses are exclusively available online and on your schedule. Credits earned may be applied to requirements of Masters of Urban and Regional Planning. Current MSU undergraduates are eligible to apply for this certificate.

Program Outcomes

Urban Resilient Redevelopment (URR) certificate holders will responsibly manage future development by equipping students with an understanding of how to respond to acute and chronic shocks to their community in a way that produces tangible improvements on the ground. By preparing planners with real, marketable skills in knowing climate change policy, tools to address structural abandonment, and an understanding of land use planning in the context of community redevelopment.

Career Outlook

The growing consensus on the need for resiliency in our urban areas, in Michigan and throughout the United States, points to the demand for URR’s core competencies, which include evaluation criteria like community plans and public outreach, zoning regulations, the development review process, public recruitment and education, and community prosperity.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Wayne Beyea headshot

Wayne Beyea, J.D., AICP

Graduate Certificate Program Co-Coordinator

Wayne Beyea is a faculty member in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Urban & Regional Planning Program. In this capacity, he maintains a teaching and MSU Extension outreach program with an emphasis on the science and policy of green community planning, renewable energy siting and infrastructure, and sustainable development and climate change law. Beyea also teaches Planning and Development Law within the Urban and Regional Planning (URP) Program and is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan.

 

Course Information

 

PDC 803 - Advanced Domicology: Sustainable Built Environment (3 credits)

PDC 858 - Land Use Planning and Housing (3 credits)

PDC 878 - Redevelopment and the Climate Resilient City (3 credits)

 
 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution 
  • A written personal statement detailing your professional interests and goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation (professional or academic). Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Current MSU undergraduates may apply

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend submitting applications at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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