Urban Planning History and Theory
Course Description:This core course examines the history of the planning profession and how the planner’s role has evolved over time. An overview of major planning theories and rationales such as equity, sustainability, community and community inclusion are discussed. The physical design of cities, the impact of urbanization and city’s response to technological advances are examined. Students analyze several present day scenarios facing urban communities and gain perspective through knowledge of planning theories and strategies taught throughout the course.
This is a required core course of the program.
URP Spring Speaker Series | Ten Years after the First Pitch: How the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park Have Scored in the Nation’s CapitalApril 1, 2015 Georgetown SCS 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Details
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