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Planning, Urban and Regional



Undergraduate Officer
J. Theberge, ES1 112, ext. 2182
Undergraduate Advisor
M.J. Bauer, ES1 310, ext. 3619

Courses not offered in the current academic year are listed at the end of this section.

PLAN100S

PLAN 100 F 2C,1T 0.5
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning Concepts and Techniques.
The development of contemporary planning concepts and principles; the nature, purpose and scope of urban planning; the planning process and decision-making in a democratic society. Methodological aspects of designing a planning program; identification of objectives and constraints, conduct of basic surveys and analysis, plans and policies preparation, evaluation and implementation.
Prereq: Planning students only
Estimated additional cost to student: $30
(Formerly PLAN 100A)

PLAN 101 W 2C,1T 0.5
Urban and Regional Planning Concepts and Techniques.
Continuation of PLAN 100.
Prereq: PLAN 100, Planning students only
Estimated additional cost to student: $30
(Formerly PLAN 100B)

PLAN 110 F,W 3std 0.5
Graphics for Planners
Basic instruction in graphic techniques used in planning. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and techniques of graphics for effective visual communication of ideas.
Planning students only
Estimated additional cost to student: $100
Lab fee $15
(Formerly PLAN 159)

PLAN 130 W 2C,1T 0.5
Social Concepts for Planners
This course will look at some basic social features of society which planners need to understand in order to work effectively. These features will include: culture, participation in the political and planning processes, socialization, stratification, gender relations, the family, race and ethnicity, bureaucracy and organizations, social movements, and social change. Each feature will be discussed along with how planners can use this knowledge.

PLAN 190 W 2C,1D 0.5
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning Concepts.
An introduction to contemporary planning ideas for students whose subsequent work might bring them in contact with professional planners. Planning concepts and principles; the development of contemporary planning ideas; the nature, purpose and scope of urban and regional planning; the planning process and decision-making in a democratic society.
Prereq: None. (Not available for credit to Panning students). Restricted to first and second year students in other programs.
(Formerly PLAN 156)

PLAN200S

PLAN 210 F 2C,2std 0.5
Principles of Environmental Design 1
Design concepts in urban and regional planning illustrated by recent work. The focus is on theoretical concepts and principles.
Prereq: PLAN 110 (159), second year Planning students only
Studio fee: $15
Estimated additional cost to student for supplies: $100
(Formerly PLAN 256A)

PLAN 211 W 2C,2std 0.5
Principles of Environmental Design
Individual and group projects in planning design in urban and regional settings, using graphic, model and verbal presentations.
Prereq: PLAN 210 (256A), second year Planning students only
Studio fee: $15
Estimated additional cost to student for supplies: $100
(Formerly PLAN 256B)

PLAN 220 W 2C,1T 0.5
Regional Planning and Economic Development
The relationship of economic planning to regional planning. Concepts of economic development and models of regional development planning. Case studies and examples are drawn from federal regional development efforts in Canada and/or from Third World nations. Workshops focus on regional planning and development at both a conceptual and empirical level.
Prereq: One of PLAN 100, 190 or consent of instructor
(Formerly PLAN 259)

PLAN 250 F 2C,2L 0.5
The Small Group in the Planning Process
This course will enable students to learn to work more effectively in groups by improving their knowledge of small groups, by improving their ability to work with others in small groups, and by increasing their ability to make groups work better. The course will be a mix of readings, presentations and practical exercises and projects.
Prereq: Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 230)

PLAN 255 W 2C,2L 0.5
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic information systems (GIS) are used as an organizing framework for discussion of data management in planning and geography. Topics include: data sources; methods of collection; database management; principles of geographic information systems; applications of geographic information systems in urban and regional analysis, monitoring and evaluation.
Prereq: Planning students only
Antireq: GEOG 255

PLAN 260 F 3C 0.5
Urbanization in the Third World
An analysis of the factors behind the rapid urbanization of selected areas in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with an examination of the related problems of planning and development control policies.
Cross-listed as GEOG 225
(Formerly PLAN 225)

PLAN 280 F 4C 0.5
Rural Planning and Development
Advanced analysis of the process followed for rural planning and development in Canada and other selected countries. Problems and their solutions as noted in various jurisdictions are presented. Emphasis is placed on government approaches to planning and development.
Prereq: Second-year Planning students or consent of instructor

PLAN 281 W 3C 0.5
Concepts and Ideas in Contemporary Urban Planning
An analytical approach to and examination of the relative livability of cities and their constituent elements from an international planning perspective. The evolution of trends and ideas and their influence upon quality-of-life factors such as public space, housing, transportation, etc. will be undertaken through a case study technique utilizing both group and individual assignments.
Prereq: Planning students or consent of instructor
(Formerly PLAN 270)

PLAN 285A-Z F,W,S 3R 0.5
Readings and Research Planning
Special readings and research on planning topics chosen in consultation with an instructor This course gives the opportunity for supervised individual reading and study of planning or related topics in which the student is particularly interested.
Prereq: PLAN 100 or consent of instructor
Prior to registering for this course, students must arrange with a faculty member to serve as advisor and complete a contract.
The letter designation allows this course to be taken more than once for credit.
(Formerly PLAN 275A-Z)

PLAN300S

PLAN 300 F 2C,1T 0.5
Planning Theory
An introduction to the theoretical principles which have influenced the practice of planning. The course will examine selected contributions to the theory and practice of planning over the twentieth century.
Prereq: Third year Planning students only

PLAN 302 W,S 3std 0.5
Studio 1
A project oriented course focusing on a contemporary planning problem. Students will synthesize the various planning perspectives pertinent to the problem, for example, environmental, social, design and other concerns.
Prereq: Third year Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 300B)

PLAN 310 F 2C,2L 0.5
Urban Design
A study of the design of the environment in urban and regional contexts through lectures and studio projects. Field trip to Chicago. Approx. cost $170.00 cdn.
Prereq: PLAN 210
Estimated additional material cost to student $40 Approximate field trip fee, $170.
(Formerly PLAN 301)

PLAN 321 F 3C 0.5
Regional Planning: Program Development and Implementation
An examination of current regional planning programs (objective, policies, strategies and plans), with regard to both their development and implementation in the context of various institutional structures, arrangements and intergovernmental relations. Emphasis will be given to the process of implementing and monitoring programs in different jurisdictional and administrative settings.
Prereq: Planning students or consent of instructor
(Formerly PLAN 359)

PLAN 322 S 3C 0.5
Canadian Regional Issues
Selective study of Canadian development issues pertaining to the use of land, urbanization, regional and resource development; issues will be related to structural and functional forces that are characteristic of the major regions of Canada, e.g. Atlantic Provinces, British Columbia.

PLAN 330 W,S 3C 0.5
Urban Social Planning
This course looks at social planning as a way of tackling urban social problems. Will examine the different types of social planning and the relationship between physical and social planning.

PLAN 340 W 3C 0.5
Conservation in Wildland and Resource Management
Consideration of the constraints and guidelines that an application of the principles of ecology place on the planning and management of resources within natural and semi-natural ecosystems. The theory of this subject will be discussed, including principles of conservation biology, together with the management of wildlife, forestry, and parks.
Prereq: ENV S 200
Cross listed as GEOG 367
Lab Fee $20
(Formerly PLAN 367)

PLAN 341 F 3C 0.5
Conservation/Resource Management of the Built Environment.
Consideration of the constraints and guidelines that an application of the principles of ecology place on the planning and management of resources within urban spaces and the implications for urban design. The theory and history of this subject will be discussed together with urban ecomanagement, the management of waste, urban open space and parks, rehabilitated sites, and environmentally sensitive areas.
Prereq: ENV S 200
Cross-listed as GEOG 368
Lab fee $20
(Formerly PLAN 368)

PLAN 350 F 2C,1L 0.5
Social Research Techniques in Planning
Several social research methods appropriately used in planning practice are presented including types of survey research, participant observation, content analysis and historical-comparative research. Techniques for selecting a method, structuring a research project and analyzing data will be covered. The purposes of social inquiry, the development of theories, the use of social research in policy-making, and the ethical issues associated with social research provide the context for discussing the details of research methods.
Prereq: Planning students
(Formerly PLAN 307)

PLAN 351 S 1C,2L 0.5
Multivariate Statistics
The theory and application of multivariate statistics, with particular emphasis upon the use of the computer.
Prereq: ENVS 278 or consent of instructor
Cross-listed as GEOG 316
(Formerly PLAN 316)

PLAN 355 F 3C 0.5
Spatial Data and Spatial Data Bases
This course focuses on building a GIS base. It addresses theoretical issues regarding data models and data structures used in GIS and considers the processing required to input data from a variety of sources, register map layers, transform coordinate systems, and edit and clean a multi-map-sheet, multi-theme data base.
Prereq: PLAN 255 Planning students only
Antireq: GEOG 355
Lab fee $25. Field trip fee $10.

PLAN 361 W 3C 0.5
Planning Processes in the Third World
Focus on centralization, decentralization, local institutional structure, and participatory approaches to regional/community development planning. Use of case studies (seminar method). Concepts, principles and methods in practice are critically examined. Provides useful guidelines for students interested in overseas volunteer work and other development projects and programs.
Prereq: Third year students in Planning or consent of instructor
(Formerly PLAN 325)

PLAN 380 S 3C 1.0
Theory and Practice of Planning in the U.K.
Familiarization with the contribution of U.K. theory and practice to Canadian planning. Study of development of U.K. planning from mid- eighteenth century to present with reference to new town and urban redevelopment.
Prereq: Third year regular Planning students. Students register on a Letter of Permission, during the Winter term.
Additional course fee

PLAN 382 W 3C 0.5
Technology in Urban and Regional Planning
The influence of transportation, communications, and water and sewage systems on the form, function and development of cities and regions; the application of this knowledge in urban and regional planning.
Prereq: Environmental Studies students only
Estimated additional cost to student: $20
(Formerly PLAN 360)

PLAN 383 F 3C 0.5
Land Development Planning
An examination of planning issues related to the economics and financing of public and private development projects including shopping plazas, residential subdivisions, and new towns. The course focuses on sources of financing, financial programming, effects of planning decisions on land values, and techniques of project evaluation.
(Formerly PLAN 370)

PLAN 390 W,S 3C 0.5
Senior Honours Essay Proposal
In this course, the approaches to research and methods which can be used in the Senior Honours Essay will be discussed. Students will then develop a research proposal for the Senior Honours Essay which they will present in class and use as the basis for PLAN 490. The actual research and writing will be carried out in PLAN 490, although in some cases, students may wish to start the research during their third year.
Prereq: Third year Planning students only.

PLAN400S

PLAN 400 W 3C 0.5
Challenges and Ethics in Planning
Analysis of a current challenge to basic planning assumptions using problem-based learning in small groups; ethics and planning
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 480A)

PLAN 401 F,W 3std 0.5
Studio 2
An advanced project oriented course focusing on a contemporary planning problem. The emphasis will be on synthesizing the various planning perspectives pertinent to the problem, for example, environmental, social, design and other concerns.
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students only

PLAN 403 W 3C 0.5
The Organizational, Political and Economic Contexts of Planning Practice
The course considers the organizational, political and economic context in which planners operate in order to highlight the possibilities and limitations planners face in their professional activity. The arguments unfolding in the course are based on literature originating from the following fields: organizational theory, public administration, political science, land economics, political theory and planning theory.
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 456A)

PLAN 404 F 3C 0.5
Organization and Issue Analysis
The social and political dimensions of public sector decision making and policy development as they apply to professional planning practice. The course will take a case study approach.
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 456B)

PLAN 410 W 3C 0.5
Site Planning
A design studio workshop involving site planning projects which integrate design and the natural processes of landscape and climate. Topics will vary.
Prereq: PLAN 210
Estimated additional cost to student: $60
(Formerly PLAN 435)

PLAN 411 F 3C 0.5
Landscape Planning and Visualization
A project based studio course that addresses the problems of development within a scenic landscape. The issues associated with the definition, management and mapping of visual resources are covered. Computer-based methods are used to produce visual simulations depicting scenarios of potential change.
Prereq: PLAN 210(256A)
Lab fee $25
Estimated additional cost to student $30.

PLAN 412 W 3C 0.5
Elements of Landscape Architecture
A studio course that focuses on the elements and principles of landscape architectural design through practical application to site-specific projects. Important influences on the profession of landscape architecture as well as current issues and trends will also be covered.
Prereq: PLAN 210(256A)
Lab fee $15
Estimated additional cost to student $50.

PLAN 413 S 3C 0.5
Design in Planning
Explorations of various aspects of design in planning and the environment - observation, awareness, comprehension, and idea development in the outdoors and in a studio setting.
Prereq: PLAN 210(256A), or consent of instructor.
Estimated additional cost to student: $60.

PLAN 431 F 3C 0.5
Issues in Housing
The first part consists of an overview of housing in Canada considering federal, provincial and municipal policy as well as the housing industry. In the second part, special topics such as homelessness, affordability, environment and other issues are discussed.
Estimated additional cost to student: $20
(Formerly PLAN 414)

PLAN 432 W 3C 0.5
Health, Environment, and Planning
A seminar course on the environmental sources and causes of disease and illness, the concepts of health, e.g. medical, scientific, economic, political, etc., the health services and facilities and related technologies and the role and responsibility of (urban and regional) planners in the creation of a more "healthful" environment.
Prereq: Third and fourth year students or consent of instructor
Cross-listed as HLTH 420
Estimated additional cost to student: $20
(Formerly PLAN 420)

PLAN 440 F 3C 0.5
Waste Planning
This course will explore, through an examination of various procedures and techniques, the development of strategies and policies which assist in planning for a comprehensive and integrative approach to waste management. The focus is on the applications of contemporary waste management concepts and principles.
Prereq: Third or fourth year students or consent of instructor.

PLAN 455 F 3C 0.5
Application of Geographic Information Systems in Planning.
This course focuses on the application of GIS in planning. Emphasis will be on applications that relate to property ownership, land records management, land use and environmental assessment.
Prereq: PLAN 355. Planning students only
Lab fee $25. Field trip fee $15.

PLAN 471 W 3C 0.5
Planning Law
An analysis of the legal basis for planning in Ontario and the practice of planning law as it affects planners, municipalities, local councils, property owners and residents. The roles of planning board, municipal councils, the Ontario Municipal Board the Ministry of Housing, provincial Cabinet and the Niagara Escarpment Commission in the planning process will be discussed.
Prereq: ENVS 201
Estimated additional cost to student: $40
(Formerly PLAN 402)

PLAN 474A-Z F,W,S 3C 0.5
Special Topics in Urban and Regional Planning
These courses allow for additions to the program on a short-term basis, and for the development of future permanent courses.
Prereq: Consent of instructor

PLAN 481 F 3C 0.5
Professional Practice in Planning
This course is intended for undergraduate planning students in their final year who will be starting professional practice on graduation. The course discusses professional responsibility, administrative tools and methods, office organization and similar topics. Concepts and techniques in other courses will be dealt with from the point of view of the practitioner.
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students or consent of instructor
(Formerly PLAN 454)

PLAN 482 W 3C 0.5
International Winter City Development
A multidisciplinary approach which explores and analyzes case studies of human settlements situated in cold-climate regions. The focus is directed toward Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, although other countries such as Japan, USSR, China may be included.
Prereq: Third or fourth year Planning or Environmental
Studies students only
(Formerly PLAN 470)

PLAN 485A-Z F,W,S 3R 0.5
Projects, Problems and Readings in Planning
Special planning projects and problems chosen in consultation with instructor.
Prereq: Consent of instructor
Student must arrange with a faculty member to serve as advisor prior to registering for this course. The letter designation allows this course to be taken more than once for credit.
(Formerly PLAN 475A-Z)

PLAN 490 F,W 0.5
Senior Honours Essay
Practical experience in carrying out the research proposal developed in PLAN 390 under the direction of a faculty member. The results of this research will be presented in a form that meets both professional and academic standards.
Prereq: Fourth year Planning students only
(Formerly PLAN 490A)

Courses not offered 1995-96
PLAN 320(319) Economic and Social Techniques for Regional Planning
PLAN 352(317 Nonparametric Statistics
PLAN 353(318) Spatial Analysis
PLAN 381(344) Recreation Planning
PLAN 430 Social Policy Planning

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