The Minor in City and Regional Planning, offered by the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design (AED), is available to all undergraduate matriculating Temple University students (except for students pursuing the Community Development major or minor). Through this minor students undertake formal studies about public planning, thereby preparing themselves for contributions as informed citizens, civically engaged professionals, or ultimately as professional planners.

In this 18-credit minor, the required courses provide common background in the basics of planning, including history, theory, comprehensive planning and its components, ethics and principles of planning practice with particular emphasis on citizen participation, and exposure to a range of analytical methods for understanding community planning issues. The four electives allow students to explore interests in different facets of city planning: land use; housing; economic development; transportation; sustainability and environmental planning.

The minor provides students with the background and with stronger credentials to apply for graduate level work in planning.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Jeffrey P. Doshna, PhD, AICP, Program Head, Planning and Community Development
Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Architecture Building, Room 213
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in courses satisfying minor requirements and must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the required 18 credits to earn the minor.

  • A student may not double count any course for the Minor in City & Regional Planning toward any other major, minor, or certificate.
  • At least half of the courses for the minor must be taken at Temple University.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation.
Required Courses
CTRP 1017City Planning Principles and Practice3
CTRP 2213Environmental Planning3
Four City & Regional Planning electives numbered 2000-3999 1,212
Urban Form and Design
Land Use Planning
Sustainable Food Systems Planning
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Ecological Planning and Development
Sustainability in Suburban Communities
Sustainable Community Design and Development
Internet and Digital Technologies for Community Engagement
Transportation Planning
Introduction to Emergency Management Planning
Topics in Community & Regional Planning
Special Topics
Total Credit Hours18

Except CTRP 3882, CTRP 3883 and CTRP 3889.


One of the four electives may be a course from another subject approved by the Department Chair for Planning and Community Development.