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URP 503 – Comparative Planning Institutions and Law


This course provides a general overview of the legal aspects of urban and regional planning, including institutional structures, sources of and limits on legal authority, and traditional and evolving approaches to land use and development control. The principle focus of the course will be on the relationships between planning as a public policy-making process and the laws that authorize, implement, and constrain planning initiatives. The focus of this course will be on providing an international comparative survey of institutions and law.


Class instruction mode: Online

Mon, Wed 10:00-11:30am


Ana Paula Pimentel Walker


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning