History and Theory of Planning

URPL-GP.2660, 3 points.

Semester: Fall


This course is a general introduction to the theory and practice of urban planning. It aims to acquaint students with the historical antecedents of modern town planning, to introduce them to planning problems and strategies in cities and countries the world over, and to engage them in discussion of a wide range of planning issues. Through readings of classical as well as current texts in the field, lectures by the instructor, class discussion, and the presentation of case studies by students and guest lecturers, students are introduced to the successes and failures of the urban planners in the past, to what we now know about cities and about how to plan and manage them, and to the challenging agenda facing urban planners today.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2015Hilary BallonSyllabus
Spring 2015John WestSyllabus
Fall 2012Daniel SteinbergSyllabus
Fall 2011Shlomo AngelSyllabus
Fall 2011Hilary BallonSyllabus
Fall 2010Shlomo AngelSyllabus
Fall 2009Shlomo AngelSyllabus
Fall 2008Shlomo AngelSyllabus
Spring 2008Hilary BallonSyllabus
Fall 2008Shlomo AngelSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Daniel SteinbergEvaluation
Fall 2013Hilary BallonEvaluation
Fall 2011Ballon, HilaryEvaluation
Fall 2011Angel, SollyEvaluation
Spring 2011Ballon, HilaryEvaluation
Spring 2011Trilling, JuliaEvaluation
Fall 2010Angel, ShlomoEvaluation
Spring 2010Ballon, HilaryEvaluation
Fall 2009Angel, ShlomoEvaluation
Fall 2008Angel, ShlomoEvaluation
Spring 2008Ballon, HilaryEvaluation
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Ballon, Hilary

Weekly Schedule:
Mon - 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Session Dates:
01/26/2015 to 05/11/2015

Bldg: 19WS

West, John

Weekly Schedule:
Wed - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm

Session Dates:
01/26/2015 to 05/11/2015

Bldg:194M Room:209