APPL 5120: Planning Theory, Practice, and Ethics

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course will consider the underlying principles and planning theories which influence contemporary planning practice. This will include a review of current theories of community development, sustainability as well as urban and rural planning. The implementation of these theories will be explored through case studies. Students will be encouraged to identify how planning theory influences practice. This course also examines planning practice and ethics through studying the Planning Institute of BC and Canadian Institute of Planner Code of Ethics. Through role play and class discussion, situations will be considered which may create ethical dilemmas for planners. Methods for exploring ethics as well as appropriate action to take in a professional context will be discussed. Planning practice will be explored with a particular focus on research skills and the design and implementation of qualitative research projects as well as community engagement strategies. This will include discussion of inter cultural planning and use of social media and other internet based tools to engage communities.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted into the Post-Degree Diploma in Applied Planning.

Corequisite(s): APPL 4110.

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