International Development Planning

The International Development Planning track prepares planners to work with governments, community based NGOs and international development agencies that work on subnational development in developing countries.

The major goals of this track are to:

  • Give the background needed to work in the particular contexts of developing countries and to deal with the special challenges they face.
  • Teach students about cities in the developing world, the planning systems and processes that they use, and the skills that are particularly required for planning in less developed contexts.

Courses at Wagner

Planning Courses

URPL-GP.2251, Urbanization and Sustainable Development in a Transitional Economy: Experiencing China (Shanghai, China)
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2652, International Development Project Planning
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning

Other Wagner Courses

HPAM-GP.1831, Introduction to Global Health Policy
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
PADM-GP.2204, Development Assistance, Accountability and Aid Effectiveness
PADM-GP.2211, Program Development and Management for International Organizations
PADM-GP.2223, The International Human Rights Movement: Past, Present, and Future
PADM-GP.2225, Organizing for Human Rights Change
HPAM-GP.2244, Global Health Governance and Management
PADM-GP.2245, Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
PADM-GP.2250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (Accra, Ghana)
PADM-GP.4105, Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Inter-Group Conflict Resolution, and the Role of NGOs
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)

Courses Outside of Wagner

    In addition to the recommended Wagner courses, students may explore NYU electives offered outside of Wagner. The following is a partial list of potential courses. Students interested in pursuing these or other non-Wagner electives must first obtain the approval of the Urban Planning faculty. Refer to the registration procedures for more information.

Courses in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

  • AMLT-GE 2072, International Perspectives on Educational Reforms
  • AMLT-GE 2073, Education & Social Reform in South Africa
  • INTE-GE 2862, International Development Education
  • INTE-GE 2028, Comparative Politics, Education, and Conflict
  • INTE-GE 2173, Contemporary International Relations: Peace and Security Education

Courses in the Stern School of Business

  • MGMT-GB 2366, International Social Impact Strategies