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CP 4020: Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
Modified Syllabus and Reading Links

Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Design
School of City and Regional Planning
Summer 2019



Main Books

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Class #1: What Is Planning?

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Class #2: A Brief History of Planning

  • “Chapter 1: Introduction.” From The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

  • “Chapter 3: London’s Motorways,” from Great Planning Disasters.

  • Mumford, Eric. “Chapter 1: The Emergence of Modern Urbanism: European Cities in the Nineteenth Century,” and “Chapter 2: Cities in the Americas and the International Influence of the City Beautiful Movement.” From Designing the Modern City: Urbanism Since 1850 (Yale University Press, 2018).

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Class #3: Zoning and Land Use in the United States

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Class #4: Where Is the Public in Planning?

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Case Study: The Minneapolis 2040 Plan

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Class #5: Housing: Affordability and Gentrification

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Additional Information on Rent Control, Section 8 Housing, and Discrimination in Housing Markets

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Class #6: Housing: The Provision of Public Housing

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Class #7: Environmental Planning: The Impacts of Development

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Case Study: The Globeville and Elyria-Swansea Neighborhoods of Denver, Colorado

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Class #8: Environmental Planning: Parks and Greenspace

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Case Study: Urban Form in Monterrey, Mexico

  • APA 2015 National Excellence in Planning Awards: Tecnológico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan

  • Federal government of Mexico and National Institute of Women, Nuevo León. Programa de Igualdad de Género de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Nuevo León. Report published 2012.

  • Guerra, Erick; Caudillo, Camilo; Monkkonen, Paavo; and Montejano, Jorge. “Urban form, transit supply, and travel behavior in Latin America: Evidence from Mexico's 100 largest urban areas.” Transport Policy, Volume 69 (2018), pp. 98-105.

  • Mittermaier, Pascal. “Growing Greener in Mexico’s City of the Mountains.Huffington Post, December 6, 2017.

  • Monkonnen, Paavo; Comandon, Andre; Montejero Escamilla, Jorge Alberto; Guerra, Erick. “Urban sprawl and the growing geographic scale of segregation in Mexico, 1990–2010.” Habitat International, Volume 73 (2018), pp. 89–95.

  • Peña, Sergio. “Recent Trends and Practice in Spatial Planning in Mexico: The Municipal Planning and Research Institutes.” Gestión y Política Pública, Volume 21, No. 2 (2012), pp. 407–449.

  • Schneider, Annemarie; Woodcock, Curtis E. “Compact, Dispersed, Fragmented, Extensive? A Comparison of Urban Growth in Twenty-five Global Cities using Remotely Sensed Data, Pattern Metrics and Census Information.” Urban Studies, Volume 45, No. 3 (2008), pp. 659–692.

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Class #9: Transportation: Auto-Dependent Development

  • “Chapter 18: Erosion of cities of attrition of automobiles,” from The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

  • Ross, Catherine, “Chapter 14: Regional Growth, Transportation, and Congestion: The Atlanta Problem,” from Planning Atlanta.

  • Shoup, Donald, “Chapter 1: The Twentieth-Century Parking Problem,” from The High Cost of Free Parking (American Planning Association, 2011).

  • Shoup, Donald, “Parking Price Therapy,” Planning Magazine, October 2018, pp. 33–36.

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Class #10: Transportation: Building, Funding, and Maintaining Public Transit

  • “Chapter 5: San Francisco’s BART System,” from Great Planning Disasters.

  • Paget-Seekins, Laurel, “Chapter 15: From Transit as a Social Service to Transit as Congestion Relief: The Failure of Transit Planning in Atlanta,” from Planning Atlanta.

  • West, Harry, “Chapter 7: Building Transit in Atlanta: From Streetcars to MARTA,” from Planning Atlanta.

  • Reed, Drew, “How Curitiba’s BRT stations sparked a transport revolution,” The Guardian, May 26, 2015.

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Case Study: New York City’s Subways

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Class #11: Economic Development and the Growth of Cities

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Case Study: Does the Public Get to Participate in Economic Development? The Case of the Indiana Enterprise Center in St. Joseph County, IN

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Class #12: Stadia, Festivals, and Other Megaprojects

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Class #13: GIS and Urban Analytics

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Class #14: Urban Design and City Form

  • Dunham-Jones, Ellen, and Williamson, June. “Dead and Dying Shopping Malls, Re-Inhabited.” Architectural Design, Volume 87, Issue 5, pp. 84–91.

  • “Chapter 10: The need for aged buildings.” From The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

  • Lynch, Kevin. “Chapter I: The Image of the Environment.” From The Image of the City (MIT Press, 1960).

  • Sharp, Leslie N. “Chapter 5: Crazy Like the Fox: Atlanta’s Preservation Schizophrenia.” From Planning Atlanta.

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Class #15: Community Development and Immigrant Communities

Allen, Kathleen; Pasucal, Aixa; Prljaca, Lejla; and Watkins, Malik. When Extended Stay Becomes Home. Report published by LiveNorcross, May 2019.

Cohen Morris, Rebekah. “Housing Displacement & Impacts on Local Schools.Georgian Educator, March 13, 2019.

Kim, Anna J.; Levin, Josh M.; and Botchwey, Nisha D. “Planning with Unauthorized Immigrant Communities: What Can Cities Do?Journal of Planning Literature, Volume 33, Issue 1 (2018), pp. 3–16.

Liu, Cathy Yang; Miller, Jonathan; and Wang, Qingfang. “Ethnic enterprises and community development.GeoJournal, Volume 79, Issue 5 (October 2014), pp. 565–576.

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Class #16: Not Planning, Exactly, But Certainly Relevant: Crime and Health

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Case Study: An Alternative Approach to Planning in Jackson, Mississippi

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Class #17: Internationalizing Planning Knowledge

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Class #18: Planning for All Bodies and All Abilities

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