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PA 578 - Planning, Policy-Making, and the Built Environment

Course Description: 

This course introduces students to governmental planning, policy-making, and their impact on the built environment. Using Chicago and nearby municipal areas as examples, the course acquaints students with the basic theories of urban and regional planning and development, and the regulatory tools and techniques used by government to impact the built environment. The course also includes material on housing, environmental protection, brownfields, historic preservation, new-urbanism and growth management, and various policy-making processes that determine governmental policies intended to influence the built environment.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

None

Corequisite: 

None