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UPM-614 Civic Engagement

1 Credits

The course examines and analyzes the following questions related to citizen participation and the design and planning of the public realm: How can community members plan their neighborhoods and cities? What tools can practitioners and activists use to engage local people in complex planning processes? What are the opportunities and limitations of engaging the public in planning? This course reviews approaches and tools of civic engagement through a combination of academic and popular readings, guest speakers, videos, class discussion and activities, and research. The course reviews the theoretical and practical dilemmas of participation, through cases in New York and elsewhere.