This course is an advanced planning workshop that will provide students with an understanding of how effective community plans are created and implemented. Students will learn about the plan development process at various scales- regional, municipal and neighborhood- and explore techniques for effective community engagement in the planning process. This workshop will explore the effectiveness of community plans in charting a course for the future and the ways in which plans can address the complex land use, environmental, health and social issues that confront today’s communities. The workshop will include a hands-on case study where students will have the opportunity to develop a community plan and outreach strategy for a local municipality and test their ideas with a municipal Planning Board.
|Spring 2015||Melissa Kaplan-Macey||Syllabus|