PLG 301 Introduction to Regional Planning

Creating a sustainable region is a major goal of the planning profession. Learn the challenges and opportunities of planning at a regional scale, from a downtown to the suburbs to protected natural areas. Students will have the opportunity to practice a range of skills and tools needed to address real-world issues facing regions today..

Topics explored through the course include:

  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Land Use, Housing, & Transportation
  • Sustainable Regions
  • Megaregions, Megacities & Megaslums

Course Objectives
After completing the course requirements, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities and issues of regional planning,
  • Critically analyze regional planning issues from different perspectives and disciplines,
  • Apply communication skills including expressing theories learned through writing and discussions.