This course examines site planning as a process of creating the built environment. The elements a site planner considers are diverse, and include site hydrology, soils, vegetation, topography, uses, building arrangement and form, access, regulation, markets, and local community priorities. In this class students will review historical and contemporary theories of urban design. Over the course of the semester, working in teams, students will conduct a site analysis and propose a site plan for a hypothetical mixed-use development. Students will also learn the basics of the 3D modeling software, SketchUp. Students will present their final project to a mock design review committee during the exam period.