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Branden M Born
URBDP 598
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Topics vary for each quarter, depending upon current interest and needs, and are announced in the preceding quarter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

This class will cover contemporary issues of land use planning, following on the introductory URBDP land use planning class. It is a seminar-style class and will address topics in the literature and the profession, including social justice, regulatory standards, planning and climate change, and regionalism and governance.

Student learning goals

To apply literature on theory and practice to current issues to shape students' personal and professional ideas of and about the planning profession.

To synthesize complex materials and communicate that effectively and concisely.

To deepen understanding of important issues in land use planning.

General method of instruction

Seminar/discussion

Recommended preparation

URBDP Land Use I

Class assignments and grading

Reading, writing.

Class participation, short midterm written assignments, term paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Branden M Born
Date: 01/04/2009