Ethics & Planning Practice
The core course explores the values and decisions related to the ethical practice of urban
planning in a democratic society. Students investigate the ethical decisions as well as the
professional issues they may encounter as a planner. The course reviews the theories of urban planning and community and the environmental and social issues involved in planning. The planner’s role in regard to the ethical treatment of all members of a community, as well as issues of social justice, diversity, economic equity, resource allocation, environmental health, environmental sustainability and public process are also included in course content.