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
Class #1: What Is Planning?
Brasuell, James. “Searching for the Essence of Planning at the National Planning Conference.” Planetizen, April 14, 2019.
Etienne, Harley F., and Faga, Barbara. “Chapter 1: Introduction.” From Planning Atlanta.
Rittel, Horst W. J., and Webber, Melvin M. “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning.” Policy Sciences, Volume 4 (1973), pp. 155–169.
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).
Class #3: Zoning and Land Use in the United States
Allen, Douglas. “Chapter 1: Learning from Atlanta.” From Planning Atlanta.
Holeywell, Ryan. “Forget What You’ve Heard, Houston Really Does Have Zoning (Sort Of).” Urban Edge, September 8, 2015.
Roy, Jessica. “From video game to day job: how ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners.” Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2019.
Smart Growth America. Measuring Sprawl 2014. Report, August 2014.
Class #4: Where Is the Public in Planning?
Eplan, Leon S. “Chapter 8: The Genesis of Citizen Participation in Atlanta,” from Planning Atlanta.
Faga, Barbara. “Chapter 9: Freedom Park: A Modern Day Battle,” from Planning Atlanta.
Innes, Judith E., and Booher, David E. “Reframing public participation: strategies for the 21st century.” Planning Theory & Practice, Volume 5, No. 4 (2004), pp. 419–436.
O’Sullivan, Fergus. “In Switzerland, Everyone’s an Urban Planner.” CityLab, April 30, 2019.
Tyrnauer, Matt, dir. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Altimeter Films, 2016).
Class #5: Housing—Affordability and Gentrification
Daniels, Ron. “Gentrification: The New ‘Negro Removal’ Program.” IBW21.org, November 26, 2018.
Dobbins, Michael, “Chapter 10: Race and Class in Atlanta-Style Development: Promoting Inclusion and Justice,” from Planning Atlanta.
Herbert, Christopher; Hermann, Alexander; and McCue, Daniel. “Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard.” Working Paper, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, September 2018.
Mock, Brentin, “Where Gentrification Is an Emergency, and Where It’s Not.” CityLab, April 5, 2019.
Perry, Andre M.; Rothwell, Jonathan; and Harshbarger, David. “The devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods: The case of residential property.” Report, Brookings Institute, November 27, 2018.
Zuk, Miriam; Bierbaum, Ariel H.; Chapple, Karen; Gorska, Karolina; Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia; Ong, Paul; and Thomas, Trevor. “Gentrification, Displacement and the Role of Public Investment: A Literature Review.” Working Paper 2015-05, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, August 2015.
Class #6: Housing—The Provision of Public Housing
Boston, Thomas D. “Chapter 11: Public Housing Demolition and Neighborhood Revitalization,” from Planning Atlanta.
Keating, Larry. “Redeveloping Public Housing.” Journal of the American Planning Association, Volume 66, No. 4 (2000), pp. 384–397.
Marshall, Colin. “Pruitt-Igoe: the troubled high-rise that came to define urban America.” The Guardian, April 22, 2015, .
Schofield, Kevin. “Understanding Rent Control.” SCC Insight, April 25, 2019.
Class #7: Environmental Planning—The Impacts of Development
Beaty, Kevin. “PHOTO Essay: Globeville and Elyria-Swansea live with a legacy of pollution.” Denverite, October 8, 2016.
BenDor, Todd, Brozović, Nicholas, and Pallathucheril, Varkki George. “The Social Impacts of Wetland Mitigation Policies in the United States.” Journal of Planning Literature, Volume 22, Issue 4 (2008).
Booth, Michael. “Making Noise in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.” Article for The Colorado Trust, September 12, 2018.
Daniels, Thomas L. “A Trail Across Time: American Environmental Planning from City Beautiful to Sustainability.” Journal of the American Planning Association, Volume 75, No. 2 (2009), pp. 178–192.
Gardner, Natasha. “Welcome to Globeville.” 5280, November 2014.
Levy, Alon. “Growth and Environmentalism.” Pedestrian Observations, April 8, 2019.
Class #8: Environmental Planning—Parks and Greenspace
Bloch, Sam. “Shade: An Urban Design Mandate.” Places Journal, April 2019.
Garvin, Alexander. “Chapter 18: Atlanta’s BeltLine: The Emerald Necklace Shaping the City’s Future.” From Planning Atlanta.
Noakes, Taylor C. “Montreal Tried to Close a Popular Park to Drivers. Why Didn’t It Work?” CityLab, April 9, 2019.
Vargo, Jason. “Chapter 26: Planning for the Forest and the Trees: The City in a Forest.” From Planning Atlanta.
Wolch, Jennifer R.; Bryne, Jason; and Newell, Joshua P. “Urban green space, public health, and environmental justice: The challenge of making cities ‘just green enough’.” Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 125 (May 2014): 234–244.
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.
Class #10: Transportation—Building, Funding, and Maintaining Public Transit
Finnegan, William. “Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?” The New Yorker, July 2, 2018.
“Chapter 5: San Francisco’s BART System,” from Great Planning Disasters.
Kolker, Robert. “One Day, 625 Delays.” New York Magazine, February 23, 2016.
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.
Sargent, Joseph, dir. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Palomar Pictures, 1974).