Please note that additional readings will be assigned during the semester.

February 5: Why Plan?


Friedmann, J. "Two Centuries of Planning Theory: An Overview." In Planning in the Public Domain: From Knowledge to Action. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987, pp. 51-85.

Berlin, Isaiah. "The Pursuit of the Ideal." In The Crooked Timber of Humanity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1990, pp. 1-19.

February 10 and 12: Top-Down Planning: Robert Moses

Caro, Robert A. The Power Broker - Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. New York: Vintage Books, 1975, pp. 1-21, 143-171, 607-614, 807-836, 850-884.

Saalman, Howard. Haussmann: Paris Transformed.

February 18 and 19: Top Down and Bottom Up Planning: Milton Keynes

Note Monday Schedule on Tuesday February 18.

Milton Keynes Development Corporation. The Plan for Milton Keynes. 1970, pp. 1-70.

Place Debate: Milton Keynes. Places 1, 4 (1984): 9-27.

Beauchamp de Monchaux, Suzanne. "The Best Laid Plans." In The Best Laid Plans: Milton Keynes Since 1967. Edited by Mark Clapson, Mervyn Dobbin, and Peter Waterman. University of Luton Press, 1998, pp. 73-76.

Susskind, Lawrence. "Citizen Participation and Consensus Building in Land Use Planning - A Case Study." Pp. 183-204. (Unpublished Paper)

February 24 and 26: Environment, Infrastructure and Planning: Florida's Everglades

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District. Central and Southern Florida Project Comprehensive Review Study: Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, 1999:
- Westphal, Joseph W. Letter to President William Clinton and President of the Senate, Albert Gore, July 1, 1999, pp. 1-7.
- Summary, pp. 1-17.

"A New Day Dawns in the Everglades: Special Issue." In Audubon. July-August 2001, pp. 38-39, 48-61.

McCally, David. "Epilogue." In The Everglades: An Environmental History. Gainesville, Fla.: University of Florida Press, pp. 175-181.

March 3: Planning and Environmental Justice: Narmada River Dam

Arundhati Roy, "The greater common good," in Frontline, 16 (11), 1999

March 5: Introduction to Final Project: North Allston

March 10 and 12: Multiple Interest Planning: World Trade Center, New York City

March 17 and 19: Community-Based Planning I

King, Mel. Chain of Change - Struggles for Black Community Development. Boston: South End Press, 1981, pp. 15-29, 3-8, 227-261.

Medoff, Peter, and Holly Sklar. Streets of Hope - The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood. Boston: South End Press, 1994, pp. 89-144, 245-28.

Alicea, Jose Antonio. Dancing with the City. MIT, DUSP: MCP Thesis, 1991, pp. 3, 1-6, 9-13, 45-47, 52-69.

March 31 and April 2: Infrastructure and Planning: Boston's Central Artery

Hughes, Thomas P. "Coping With Complexity: Central Artery / Tunnel." In Rescuing Prometheus. New York: Pantheon Books, 1998, pp. 197-254.

April 7 and 9: Community-Based Planning II: Southwest Corridor

Peirce, Neal R., and Robert Guskind. "Boston's Southwest Corridor: People Power Makes History." In Breakthroughs: Recreating the American City. Rutgers, 1993, pp. 83-114.

Mann. "Boston's Southwest Corridor: From Urban Battleground to Paths of Peace." Places 7, 3 (1991): 46-61.

"Memorandum of Agreement." 1974.

April 14 and 23: Environment and Planning: Boston Harbor Cleanup

USA vs. Metropolitan District Commission / Conservation Law Foundation vs. Metropolitan District Commission, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts:
- Memorandum And Order, Sept. 5, 1985.
- Order, Dec. 23, 1985.
- Schedule One Compliance Order Number 6, June 27, 1986.

Dolin, Eric Jay. "Boston Harbor's Murky Political Waters." Environment 34, 6: 7-11, 27-33.

April 28 and 30: Open Space Planning: Bogota

Readings to be confirmed

May 5: Capital Cities

Vale, Lawrence J. "Capital and Capitol: An Introduction," and "Designed Capitals After World War II: Chandigarh and Brasília." In Architecture, Power, and National Identity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992, pp. 3-41, 105-27. (Endnotes: pp. 294-296 and 300-301).