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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 11.701 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Bishwapriya Sanyal 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features an extensive reading list and a complete set of assignments.

    Course Description

    This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective planning practice in newly industrializing countries. The word "sensibility" refers to an awareness of key developmental issues, interdependent causalities, and anticipated as well as unanticipated consequences of social action which mark most planning efforts. In cultivating such sensibilities, this course will use examples from varying institutional settings, ranging from the local to the international levels, and probe how the particularities of each setting call for an awareness of particular institutional opportunities and constraints that planners need to account for when devising planning strategies.

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