Planning Theory and Practice

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Course Code: 
UPD 7101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course is an introduction to the theories and history of planning. The focus of this introductory course is on the practice of planning. We will selectively draw on the literature in planning theory and history to examine a series of questions fundamental to planning practice.

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing this course, students should be able to:1. explain the roles planners fill and the settings where they carry out the planning function;2. analyze key historical dilemmas and their implications for today’s planning practice;3. explain the political nature of planning;4. justify the practice of planning;5. compare different approaches to the planning process and analyze the values they reflect;6. apply major contemporary planning theories to current issues;7. explain options for overcoming ethical dilemmas that planners face;

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