Course Descriptions

16:970:509:01 Urban Economy and Spatial Patterns

(Fall or Spring semester)

Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

This course examines the urban as the domain or sphere of urban planning. What are the forces, dynamics, processes, performances, actions, and practices that create the economic, political, social, cultural, discursive, ideological, and experiential city as the subject and object of urban planning? How do contending urban theories and approaches constitute the city in different ways, implicating different kinds of planning and policy in response? Students complete a research paper examining an empirical example or case study of an urban process and the challenges it presents for planners. Taught by Dr. Robert Lake