Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (UMKC)
UMKC is an urban university, and architecture, urban planning and design is consistent with our vision for our community and region. Kansas City is a great urban laboratory. Few American cities have the planning and design tradition of Kansas City. We think this sets us apart, and places the students within a professional community with unmatched resources, whether one is studying architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning and design
As the United States population continues to grow and is concentrated in metropolitan areas, urban planning and design is becoming a societal imperative. Planners address diverse public issues affecting where people live, work, and play; where they shop and receive health care; how they get from place to place; what our communities look like; and how we use our resources.
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(KCResearch, 2008-02)The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and The Charlotte Street Foundation commissioned a new study as part of the KC Artist LINC program to examine the demographic and household conditions of artists i Kansas City ...
Why Geography Matters: How geography and path dependency have aided in the black and white divide in Kansas City, MO (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2007)Questions of space were very important in shaping Kansas City. Over time, space has aided in the geographic and hence social isolation of many people. This paper will look at the causes of segregation in the US and Kansas ...