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Planning the future, OU Regional & City Planning

The University of Oklahoma Division of Regional and City Planning faculty prepare students to address the challenges that face the cities, towns and rural areas  in Oklahoma and nationally.

The OU RCPL program, founded in 1947, is one of the oldest programs west of the Mississippi River. Like other divisions within the OU College of Architecture, students also have access to a multidisciplinary learning environment and with a low student-faculty ratio, students work closely with faculty to gain insight from their experience. This focus on communication and experience better prepares graduates for the collaborative work of successful city planning professionals.

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RCPL Degree Requirements

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Fall 2016 Regional & City Planning Courses

Classes on: Mondays Wednesdays and/or Fridays

RCPL 4003/5003 Global City and Planning Issues - Dr. Charles Warnken

This is for non-RCPL graduate students or undergraduate students.

MWF 8:30 am -9:20 am


RCPL 5523 Community Planning Studio – Dr. John Harris

Mondays & Wednesdays– 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Core required course for all RCPL students

This will be a two part studio.  RCPL students are required to complete 5 total credit hours for the studio requirement.  Part one will be 3 credits this fall and part two will be 2 credits in the Spring.


RCPL 5970-001 Infrastructure Planning - Dr. John Harris

Breadth course for Community & Economic Development Specialization

Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:45 am


RCPL 5463 Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning - Dr. Bryce Lowery

Core required course for all RCPL students

Wednesdays 12:00 pm-02:45 pm


RCPL 5013 History & Theory- Dr. K. Meghan Wieters

Core required course for all RCPL students

Wednesdays 3:00 pm-05:45 pm


RCPL 5113 Urban Planning Research Methods- Dr. Guoqiang Shen

Core required course for all RCPL students

Wednesdays 6:00 pm-08:40 pm






Classes on: Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays

RCPL 5970-002 Public Health & Built Environment  – Dr. K. Meghan Wieters

Depth course for Physical Planning Specialization

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 11:45 am



RCPL 6643 Urban Design Theory- Dr. Bryce Lowery

Depth course for Physical Planning Specialization

Thursdays 4:30 pm-07:00 pm


RCPL 5353 State & Local Finance and Budgeting – Professor Fernando Costa

Core required course for all RCPL students


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Recent News:

New Employment Opportunties

Several student employment and internship opportunities, including both Oklahoma City and Tulsa area postings, are available in the Student Resources section.

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