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Time Schedule:

Fredrick W. Wagner
Seattle Campus

Special Projects

Independent/tutorial study for undergraduates. Individual reading, research, fieldwork, or other special project, outlined in advance, approved by, and under the direction of, the faculty adviser most appropriate for the project proposed.

Class description

URBDP 499 B. Summer Course to French Canada. Comparative Urban Planning and Urban Design - Quebec, Canada and the U.S. Led by Dr.Fritz Wagner and Dr. Regent Cabana. We will visit three Canadian cities—Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa—where a number of professors, government officials and other urban experts will give lectures and tours. We will look at the European influence as well as the distinctive Canadian French culture of these cities that make them unique in North America.

Student learning goals

We will examine similarities and differences between U.S. and Canadian cities, with a focus on urban issues confronting communities in Quebec, Canada.

We will study the physical layout of cities, urban design, urban growth, problems related to the environment, governmental institutions, as well as historical, social and cultural factors specific to Quebec cities and Ottawa.

Students will write a paper on a topic related to urban issues encountered in Canada.

Last day to register is May 10.

General method of instruction

Travel to French Canada, June 11-18, 2013.

Recommended preparation

All juniors and seniors welcome. Grad students should register for URBDP 600 B. Estimated cost of the trip: $900-1,200 plus tuition. Students pay for own airfare, meals, lodging, ground transportation, and all personal items. $250 scholarships available for first 10 students to register. For more information, contact Professor Wagner at 206-543-7459 or

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jan C Brooks
Date: 04/23/2013