Dec 04, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GPS 6116 - Contemporary Urban & Regional Planning

Cross-Listed As: GPS 4116

The course builds on the planning basics introduced to the student in the DVC undergraduate course Regional Land Use Planning. The historical underpinnings of planning and the analytical tools of planning are reviewed.  Governmental context and regulatory aspects affecting planning at the regional and local levels are addressed. The planning process and the tools and techniques of traditional and innovative land use planning and growth management are presented. The interconnection between environmental protection, infrastructure problems, transportation topics, and economic development is discussed from a planning-for-sustainability perspective. Development theory and practice and how they affect spatial patterns of development of cities and regions as well as urban design are investigated.  Preparing a mock local development plan gives the student team planning experience. Independent research on a planning topic or current planning issue helps the student enhance the learning experience in this course. Student prospects on continuing their planning education and possibly entering the planning profession are examined.

3 Hours Lecture
3 Credits

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