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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 11.201 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Gateway: Planning Action 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Lawrence Susskind
    Prof. Langley Keyes
    Prof. Diane Davis
  • Course Introduction:

  • 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This class serves as an introduction to planning for the students in the urban planning program. As an introductory class, it covers a good deal of material, which is clearly called out in the calendar, and in the in-depth set of readings. The lecture notes detail case studies covered in the class, from three different metropolitan areas.

    Course Description

    This class introduces first semester MCP students to the persistent themes and challenges facing planners. The goals of this class are:
    • to excite students about their chosen profession;
    • to offer a theoretical framework for thinking about the kinds of interventions that planners are expected to take;
    • to introduce students to some of the most interesting and challenging theoretical debates in the planning field; and
    • to press students to think about the best way of using their time to ensure their own personal professional development.

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