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 (Unpublished Paper)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).