URP 577 - Planning Techniques in Action

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This is an urban planning skills building course that can be counted toward the group process professional competency area in the MUP curriculum. It introduces students to literature, case studies, and applied exercises focusing on planning skills relevant to negotiations, public participation, and community organizing.

The course emphasizes how these skills can be incorporated into an equity planning framework to empower disenfranchised communities and promote social justice. 


Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.