Planning and Urban Citizenship

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Planning and Urban Citizenship

Fall 2020

Taught By: Oscar Sosa Lopez

Section: A

CRN: 7715

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of the field of planning theory with the purpose of answering a key question: How can urban planning play an active role in creating more sustainable, just and democratic cities? The course is organized around: 1) reading and discussing classic and contemporary texts in planning theory and the concept of urban citizenship and 2) applying concepts and theories derived from these readings and discussions in the analysis of real-world urban problems, policies and projects. The course draws from diverse planning traditions and critiques, theoretical approaches and geographical locations. The course is intended for PhD and master's level students from the policy, design, management, social sciences and humanities disciplines interested in urban planning, public policy, urban politics, urban design, international development and environmental studies. The course is developed around five complementary goals: a) To provide a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations that shape the practice of planning in a variety of contexts. b) To analyze planning as a practice-oriented discipline that in acts “in the real world” and as a “space of knowledge and intellectual production” with distinct methodological and ethical concerns. c) To define and examine planning not only as “the work that planners do”, but also as a highly political space in which the state, citizens, social movements, private interests and non-human agents interact. d) To examine the theoretical and practical dimensions of the concept of urban citizenship as a framework to understand the practices of governing, managing and contesting material and political inequalities. e) To equip students with a conceptual toolkit for the critical analysis and/or design of planning and urban policy interventions based on their actual and potential contributions to social justice, inclusion and democracy.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Creative Community Development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:50am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020