GGR361H5 City Planning and Development

GGR361 Course Desciption

Course Description

This course outlines important concepts and historical milestones involved in the planning and development of cities. It involves examination of urban sprawl, urban intensification efforts and of the evolution of the planning profession and the interplay of private and public forces that shape the built form of Canadian cities. This course fulfills two field days.

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 36

Tutorial  hours: 12

Exclusion: JGI346H1

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Recommended preparation: GGR207H5 and GGR349H5

Core Skills Developed

  • understanding of changes in city planning and development processes, and their effects on the form of contemporary cities
  • analysis of the urban environment at different scales and relating such experience to theories of planning
  • written and communication skills through the production of a draft plan of subdivision, as well as a fieldwork-based planning site report