Subject: Planning
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Geography and Planning


The course focuses on the application of knowledge to contemporary challenges in urban planning and development. Emphasis is on project-based and experiential learning through group and individual projects, in-class simulation exercises, and a fieldtrip. Examples of topics engaged with include: growth management and smart growth; inner city and suburban (re-) development challenges; downtown and city centre planning; site planning; heritage and adaptive re-use; land development and subdivision design; transportation and land use planning; mediation and negotiation in urban development. Teaching will be linked with current issues in urban Saskatchewan when appropriate.

Prerequisite(s): PLAN 341, or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for GEOG 441 will not receive credit for this course. This course was labeled GEOG 441 until 2014.

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