Course: URBS 300. Planning Theory (3)
Prerequisite: URBS 150 or URBS 250 or URBS 310 or instructor consent. Detailed examination of the foundational ideas and issues of the urban planning profession drawn from planning history, alternative models of planning and planning ethics. Rational, incremental, advocacy and participatory theories are examined with a focus on techniques for increasing citizen participation. Planning principles will be examined in the context of case studies drawn from the Los Angeles region, the U.S. and world cities.