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Muller, Brian H F

Assoc Professor Emerita/Emeritus


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • My research is in three areas. The first concerns dynamics of urban change and the management of related environmental effects. The second focuses on use of technical information in city and neighborhood-scale decision-making, and design of related planning methods and tools. Finally, over the past few years I have become interested in planning and design pedagogy. Most of my recent work in the first two areas focuses on green infrastructure.


  • hazards/climate change adaptation, land use modeling and policy, community engagement and pedagogy


selected publications


courses taught

  • ENVD 2352 - Beginning Digital Applications
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Foundation level computing skills for design analytics and representation.
  • ENVD 3152 - Introduction to Computer Graphics Applications
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores principles and uses of computer graphics in design. Topics include creation and modification of complex two- and three-dimensional objects; orthographic and perspective views; use of color; input using mouse and digitizer; output using screen, plotter, matrix printer, and slides; automated aids for form generation and manipulation; and analysis of current and future trends of computer usage for design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 3200 - Advanced ENVD Studio
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Design studio dealing with problems at an intermediate level of complexity: emphasis is on the interaction of form, use, and multiple values and technologies in conjunction with issues and techniques drawn from other content area courses of the curriculum. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: ENVD 2130.
  • ENVD 3300 - Special Topics: Intermediate Design Lab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in environmental design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • ENVD 4361 - Special Topics: Social Factors in Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2021
    Addresses variable topics in the relationship of human experience and behavior to the built environment, e.g., social research methods in environmental design.
  • ENVD 4420 - Senior Capstone Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Advanced seminar focuses on theoretical concerns and practical issues inherent in environmental design and planning. Views concerns and issues in terms of setting, processes, and planning and design outcomes. Provides a critical synthesis of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of planning and design education.
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative.
  • ENVD 5346 - Spec Topics: Environmental Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
  • ENVS 4100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum: offered depending on student demand and specialties of faculty. Applied to specialization requirement for Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • PLAN 3005 - Process and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the regulatory and legal structures surrounding sustainable planning, design, and development. Covers issues of environmental policy, property rights, zoning, and building codes and laws. Includes work on professional development in the field of planning and design.


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