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PLAN-602 History & Theory of City Planning

3 Credits

Theories of planning focus on the normative issues that arise in considering why and what we plan. Under this heading are questions of ideology, values, purposes, and principles, including gender, race and class. Theories of planning also involve questions of governmental intervention and public legitimization. Since the process of planning is affected by changes in social, economic, and political contexts, this course examines and evaluates the theory of planning practice in various historical periods.