History + Theory of Planning

Urban Planning

Fall 2012

Clara Irazabal, instructor

This course addressed the history of the planning profession in the United States with its intellectual evolution, while focusing on planning functions and planning roles. The course considered multiple rationales and alternative means of understanding and practicing planning. Particular attention was paid to the interplay of power and knowledge, ethics and social responsibility and issues of race, gender, class and identity. Consideration to some aspects of history and theory of planning in other parts of the world were included in a comparative perspective.