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Fredrick W. Wagner
URBDP 600
Seattle Campus

Independent Study or Research

Class description

URBDP 600 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 current 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.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

All grad students welcome. 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 enroll. Contact Professor Wagner at 206-543-7459 or fwagner@uw.edu for more information.

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