Course Summary

Course Description

The Master of City Planning is a two-year combined academic and professional program of study that is directed by four premises:
  1. 1. The focus of the program is the fundamental concern for the built form of the city and region, including the natural and socialelements of the environment;
  2. Our professional outlook is based on the belief that students registering in the program do so with the expectation of making their careers in planning or in related fields. The program places an emphasis on professional practice and responsibilities, and the skills necessary to translate knowledge into effective action;
  3. Planning is regarded as a multidimensional and interdisciplinary activity. The program explores the links between multifaceted planning issues and seeks solutions that are ecologically and technically appropriate, socially just and environmentally sustainable; and,
  4. The program values scholarship as having lasting value for a planning career. An emphasis is placed on fostering intellectual integrity and clarity of thought and expression. The curriculum provides a thorough grounding in historical historical and theoretical aspects of planning thought and practice, including  research methods, current social and political theory, and contemporary urban and regional issues.

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