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URP 603 – Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Studio


A one term capstone experience involving second-year students working with community-based organizations or with agencies concerned with neighborhood issues in Detroit and occasionally in Flint. Following general introduction and orientation to the planning topic and the neighborhood, students work intensively in collaboration with neighborhood leaders and residents in improving their situation. Students produce a plan to deal with the community-identified need. Plans often address strengthening housing, reinforcing neighborhoods, revitalizing commercial districts, relieving transportation difficulties, dealing with contaminated sites, reinforcing industrial areas. Students will make presentations at community or agency meetings throughout the semester.


  • Mon, Wed 1:00-4:00pm 3136 A&AB (Pimental Walker)
  • Mon, Wed 1:00-4:00pm 3142 A&AB (Hoey, Dueweke)
  • Mon, Wed 4:00-7:00pm 3144 A&AB (Butler, Dueweke)

There are 3 sections. Students will be given permission to enter a specific section.


Ana Paula Pimental Walker, Eric Dueweke, Lesli Hoey, Samuel Butler