11.201 | Fall 2007 | Graduate
Gateway: Planning Action

Lecture Notes

Each class session includes up to three types of lecture notes. Each session is introduced by a “Reading Tips and Study Questions” handout. Some sessions also include presentations given by the faculty, and/or class notes taken by students.

All guest lectures are courtesy of the person named and are used with permission.

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1 Unit A. Course introduction, role and dilemmas of planning, learning from theory and context (cases) Rebuilding Los Angeles (RLA) Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
2 Case retrospective and “questions for reflective planners” (what’s the use of theory?) RLA re-analyzed, plus planning’s traditions and dilemmas overviewed, transition to briefing case and exercise

Reading tips and study questions (PDF)

Presentation (PDF)

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3 Unit B. Decision case and team briefings New Orleans recovery: Case introduction and teams

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4 Case discussion, including guests   Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
5 Case prep  

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6 Unit C. Planning history and theory: Planning as social reform through expert design

Public housing redevelopment in Boston

Guest lecturer: Prof. Lawrence Vale

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7 Planning as social reform through expert design (cont.) Guest lecturer: Prof. Lawrence Vale

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8 Planning as interest-group politics Sustainability planning and politics in Curitiba, Brazil

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Presentation (PDF)

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9 Planning as interest-group politics and citizen participation Curitiba neighborhood planning scenario

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10 Planning as facilitation “A Towering Dilemma” (resource conflict)

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11 Planning as facilitation (cont.) Micro-settings

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12 Planning styles in conflict Transportation planning Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
13 Unit D. Planning ethics

Land takings in fast-growing economies

Guest lecturer: Prof. Annette Kim

Overview of final unit (PDF)

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14 Planning ethics (cont.) Guest lecturer: Prof. Annette Kim

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15 Multi-level planning: Means and ends

Case: Energy, environment, and development in modern India

Guest lecturer: Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal

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16 Multi-level planning: Means and ends (cont.) Guest lecturer: Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal

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17 Planning and cultural diversity Siting cultural facilities in Australia

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18 Planning and cultural diversity (cont.) Two cases: Culture, power and communication

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19 Participatory planning revisited Redevelopment and historic preservation in Singapore’s Chinatown

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20 Participating the grassroots and “grasstops”: Planning and civic capacity Case: Managing sprawling growth in the American West

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21 Participating the grassroots and “grasstops”: Planning and civic capacity (cont.) Case: Slum redevelopment in India Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
22 The planned city, 21st century style Guest Lecturer: Prof. Dennis Frenchman Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
23 Rethinking New Orleans recovery planning   Reading tips and study questions (PDF)
24 Planning together debrief Assignment debrief and implications

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25 Final class Course review and looking ahead (your planning education and career)

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