Required for M.U.P. students.
In contrast to History and Theory of Planning (URPL-GP.2660), which emphasizes planning ideas, this course focuses on planning actions. It targets a variety of planning practices by governments at different levels, and introduces basic planning tools and analytic methods. Throughout this class students are expected to build up their own "tool box," while at the same time they need to develop an analytical ability to think "out of the box" when faced with non-traditional, emerging challenges.
Although we will focus on the planning system in the U.S., students with an international interest are encouraged to explore planning practices in different culture, economic, and political contexts. It will be organized into four main parts:
framework of plan making, development control, analysis methods, and sustainable development.