Today's City Planner faces new challenges working in the USA. During the past decades, urban scholars and practitioners have raised critical questions on the need to address these challenges (many times in apparent contradiction to each other) and face the limits of urban planning. Campbell (1996) identified three areas, environmental wellness, economic development and growth, and equitability. The Urban Planning and Community Development Program aims to develop urban planners with a clear social justice and equitability vision. The practicing urban planner faces an array of challenges in the globalizing world. Among these, access to rights previously taken for granted that may be limited under neoliberal regimes. This course is designed to explore some of the challenges urban planners face in these areas by reviewing critical literature, planning methodologies, and case studies of successful projects. The focus is to maximize citizen participation.
Citizen Participation and the Right to the City
Urban Planning & Community Development
Monday, August 24, 2020 to Tuesday, September 15, 2020