International Planning and Urban Policy
This course introduces innovate approaches to improve both processes and outcomes of urban policy-making in different national and cultural contexts. It offers comparative analyses of planning practices and policies around the world, in such areas as mega projects, smart infrastructure and networks, integrated transportation and land use planning, urban agriculture and informal economies, and green cities. The course is organized around three broad themes:
1. Implications of globalization for cities and planning
We will explore how such global issues as economic integration and competition, immigration and diasporas, and climate change influence cities in different world regions and how urban communities respond.
2. Economic development and urban projects
We will deepen our understanding of how urban communities foster economic development and competitiveness, through processes both formal and informal. In particular, we will analyze the interplay among various stakeholders, and the genesis and impact of large urban projects.
3. Planning for livable cities
Cities need not wait for growth alone to improve livability. We will investigate what appropriate policies and institutions can yield significant improvements in land use and transport patterns, housing conditions and community infrastructure, and the ecological footprint and sustainability.
UEP 242 International Planning and Policy 2013 (previously as UEP 294)