International Development Planning Track

When “the greater good” has global proportions, how do you balance the needs and values of all the people involved? We’ll help you answer that. Whether you’re interested in planning for the multinational cities of tomorrow or the developing economies of today, we’ll prepare you to juggle the complexities of work with and across governments, NGOs, and international development agencies—and anything else the world ends up throwing your way.

required Courses

Degree Core Courses

CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP.1020, Management and Leadership
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations

Planning Core Courses

URPL-GP.1603, Urban Planning: Methods and Practice
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries

Elective Courses

Planning Electives

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.2624, Environmental Planning: Communities, Fairness, and Beyond
URPL-GP.2652, International Development Project Planning
URPL-GP.2666, Water Sourcing and Climate Change
URPL-GP.4606, Comparative Land Use Planning
URPL-GP.4670, Urban Innovations in Latin America


Other Recommended Electives

PADM-GP.1801, Communication Skills for Public Service
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.2213, Immigration Politics and Policy -- Past and Present
PADM-GP.2214, Constructing National Development Strategies
PADM-GP.2223, Advocating for International Human Rights: Strategies and Theories of 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.4110, Project Management
PADM-GP.4250, Hunger and Food Security in a Global Perspective (meets in New York only)