ENV 892a/ARCH 4242 () / 2020-2021

Introduction to Planning and Development

Credits: 3
Fall 2020: Tu, 11:00-12:50, ARCH tbd


This course demonstrates the ways in which financial and political feasibility determine the design of buildings and the character of the built environment. Students propose projects and then adjust them to the conflicting interests of the financial institutions, real estate developers, civic organizations, community groups, public officials, and the widest variety of participants in the planning process. Subjects covered include housing, commercial development, zoning, historic preservation, parks and public open space, suburban subdivisions, planned communities, and comprehensive plans.