Prof. Planning Intern.
Professional Project ILocation: TBA (TBA)
Professional Project IILocation: TBA (TBA)
- Association of American Geographers. 03/2009 - present. Position : Member.
- Planners Network. 07/2005 - present. Position : Member.
- Urban Affairs Association. 03/2002 - present. Position : Member.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning . 10/1995 - present. Position : Member.
- American Planning Association. 01/1993 - present. Position : Member.
Urban and Planning Theory
This course offers students a survey of classic and contemporary theories of planning. The logic behind the ideas, concepts and actions of planning is continuously challenged as views shift about the relationship between democracy, markets and government. Students will gain a deeper appreciation for the profession’s historical roots as well as be introduced to some of the “theoretical tools” used to analyze planning. An important aspect of the course is intellectual dialogue through critical reading, informed discussion and writing assignments.
Professional Project I
Students work closely with a faculty advisor on a professional project focused on a topic relevant to the student’s career goals. Often the project is conducted for an external client.
Professional Project II
Students continue to work closely with a faculty advisor and client. The final deliverable may be a report, a plan, drawings, models or other professional quality work. At the end of the spring semester, students turn in final report, create a poster and present a lightning talk at a final celebratory event.