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  • PLE 515 - Environmental Planning
    This course builds on basic concepts of ecology and environmental planning methods to develop ways that ecological concepts can be used to guide urban and resource-related development. The course acquaints students with the basic literature on environmental planning including theory, analytic methods, planning approaches and current cases. It focuses on methods that are the bases of environmentally sound urban and regional plans.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 525 - Urban Transportation Planning
    This course emphasizes the basic principles and techniques in the planning, operation and management of both private and public transportation systems. Topics include data requirements in transportation planning, evaluation of transportation alternative, implementation, and the decision-making process. Emphasis is on travel demand and supply analysis. Specifically, the classic four-stage model (trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and trip assignment) is examined. Cost and capacity relationships are also covered.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 535 - Housing
    Methods of identifying housing needs and analyzing possible solutions will make up the subject matter of this course. The role of government, the private developer, and non-governmental organizations will be explored in detail. The application of housing legislation at the provincial and federal levels, as well as current housing programs, will be discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 545 - History of City Development
    Analysis of the concept of the historic city illustrated with a series of chronologically arranged case studies. The function, structure, and form of these cities will be explored in their cultural, political, economic, and technological context.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 100
  • PLE 555 - Site Planning I
    This studio course introduces the student to the planning and design of several distinct land uses on urban sites. The emphasis will be on the design of suitable built form units and their disposition on a typical urban site. The course will provide a basic understanding of the environmental, engineering, technical, administrative, regulatory, cultural, and aesthetic factors which influence planning and the design process.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 565 - Community Sustainable Development
    At the community level, communication between the planner and the public is all-important. Planners often act as a facilitator rather than as the technical expert. The process involves community participation usually focused around issues of concern to residents. The ideal program leads towards a continuous improvement in the quality of life through a process of sustainable development and community empowerment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 625 - Advanced Transportation Planning
    This course will focus on more advanced and specialized topics and current transportation issues. It will examine urban transportation policies in more detail. The land use/transportation systems relationship, methods used for improving the efficiency of transportation systems and alternative choices for metropolitan transportation systems will also be covered. Experiences from other countries (Europe, the United States and the developing countries) will be incorporated. There will be critical scrutiny of current research in the field with particular emphasis on applications.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLE 525
  • PLE 635 - Feasibility Analysis of Development
    This course provides the student with an introduction to real estate investment analysis and evaluation. The terminology, data, and techniques, which underlie the decision made about investment in income-property will be covered thoroughly. Students will carry out feasibility studies using calculator, spreadsheet and other computer-based approaches.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 655 - Site Planning II
    This advanced studio course enables the student to develop either a residential subdivision plan or a plan for a moderate sized retail development. The student will cover the complete analysis and design of a large parcel of land sufficient to meet the draft plan of subdivision requirements of the Planning Act or site plan control requirements. Students will produce the plans and documents necessary for submission to the appropriate Government Authority.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLE 555
  • PLE 665 - Regional Planning Seminar
    This course introduces students to advanced methods of regional planning, and gives each student an opportunity to explore in-depth a current regional planning problem. Methods of analysis covered include: input-output methods, the use of regional income accounts and trade flows, and the distribution of population. Faculty and students prepare seminars on current regional planning dilemmas. Topics might include: trading pacts, regional development programs, local development authorities, sustainable development initiatives, and the state of regional planning institutions in Canada and abroad.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 715 - Environmental Assessment
    This course introduces the concepts and methods of Environmental Assessment in Ontario. It examines the biological, economic and social impacts that are commonly associated with development activities and the means used to predict, evaluate and mitigate impacts in human and natural environments. It includes a review of the history of environmental assessment and its relation to environmental planning principles. It covers the basic elements of assessment; geophysical, biological and socio-economic impacts and their inter-relationships. The course concludes with a review of current practice in impact assessment and the major controversies in the field.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 725 - Multicultural Cities and Public Policies
    Recent immigration patterns have prompted exploration of how local governments provide urban facilities, services and infrastructures. This course will teach students how modern cities of diverse cultures evolve and what policy approaches can sustain them. The course balances a mix of theoretical explanations about the geographic, political and economic bases of multicultural cities and critically reviews current policies and planning practices. It compares cities around the world, yet the Greater Toronto Area remains the pivot.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 735 - Private Development Seminar
    This course examines how the developer undertakes activities in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors under present market and government constraints. The development process is discussed in detail with special reference to the impact of government policies and current development issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 745 - Selected Topics in Planning
    A current topic in the planning profession will constitute the subject of the course. The topic will be selected from issues, regions, or projects in planning in which students require competence.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 755 - Contemporary Urban Design
    This course will assess a number of cities and the various arrangements of urban form that affect perceptual experiences. Urban design considers the location of structures, open space, movement channels, and methods of implementing public policy decisions affecting urban design. The goal of this course is to develop an urban design vocabulary.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 765 - International Development
    Increasingly planners are being called upon to do work in developing countries as either urban or developmental planners. This course examines the dynamics of development which should be understood by the planner: the linkage between population, health and development; participation in development planning; human settlements and squatter upgrading; sustainable development; and program planning and evaluation. Case studies are used to illustrate the variety of approaches being used by governments, multi-lateral organizations, and non-governmental groups.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 775 - Independent Study
    These are not scheduled courses. In order to pursue an independent study course, students must enlist the support of a faculty member as an advisor for the studying that will be undertaken. In consultation with the faculty member, the student must complete a proposal that gives a title to the course; states the objectives of the course and the literature to be covered; details the elements to be submitted for evaluation, their due dates, and the percent accorded to each element. Other requirements of the proposal should be negotiated with the advisor. See Planning Handbook.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 785 - Field Placement
    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain experience with planning agencies and community organizations. Through the field placement, students are exposed to a range of practical, organizational, political and professional issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 806 - Senior Research Paper
    This one semester course is an opportunity for students to pursue a topic of interest in depth with the individual guidance of a faculty advisor. Undertaking this major research paper serves to integrate many of the learning achievements of the earlier years of the program. Not available to students in UP003.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 600
  • PLE 815 - Facility Siting and Env. Risk Assessment
    This course examines the problem of siting risk-generating facilities (power plants, waste storage facilities) in the environment and explores current approaches in dealing with risk in environment planning. It explores theory and practice of siting facilities, and assesses the role that risk assessment plays in the siting process. The course compares regional benefits with local environmental risks and examines the difference between objective and perceived risks. It reviews methods of risk analysis and assessment, and current practice in risk management.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 825 - Planning Design and Technology
    This course introduces students to principles and concepts pertinent to developing geographic information systems (GIS) and to utilizing those systems in a variety of urban planning projects. Students will develop or update their working knowledge of GIS software and will apply it to an individual project. By the completion of the course students will be able to assess the suitability of technology such as GIS to support planning tasks.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 835 - Ecological Design
    This course will examine critically and in depth the concepts, theory and practice of ecological design. It will explore the interface between ecological science and land use planning in the context of design for sustainable developments. Through lectures, seminars, and practical exercises tied to specific sites, students will examine how the interdependent and dynamic relationship between ecology and planning can be creatively harnessed in the design of urban landscapes and their built forms.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 845 - Selected Topics in Planning
    This one semester course will address current topic relevant to the practice and profession of planning.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 855 - Strategic Planning
    This course introduces students to the relationship between strategic and operational planning, and strategic planning and management The focus is on applying the process of strategic planning so that it can be tailored to any organization. Through a variety of techniques, students develop or revise mission statements, conduct environmental assessments, identify strategic issues, and prepare strategies that can be implemented through an operational plan.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003
  • PLE 875 - Independent Study
    This course gives students the opportunity to explore subject areas not part of the regular curriculum. In order to pursue an independent study course, students must enlist the support of a faculty member as an advisor for the work to be undertaken. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students will develop and submit a written program and work schedule proposal. These documents will identify a title and objectives for the course; the literature to be covered; and the elements to be submitted for evaluation, their due dates, and the percentage accorded to each element to be evaluated. See Planning Handbook.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 885 - International Field Camp
    This course offers students of urban and regional planning, applied geography, architectural science and other related disciplines a unique opportunity to study planning in an international setting. The program is of four to five weeks in duration and consists of lectures, seminars and planning projects conducted in close collaboration with officials and professionals from local planning agencies, and other related organizations. Field Camp locations have included Cyprus, Hungary, Jamaica, and the Baltic States.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLE 895 - Conflict Resolution and Dispute Negotiation
    Conventional ways of handling public disputes no longer seem to be working. Planners who are involved in building new facilities, dealing with community opposition, developing environmental standards, or allocating limited resources to meet emerging social standards, face stiff opposition no matter where they turn. The result is costly, time-consuming, and erodes public confidence in our basic institutions. This course will use case studies, projects, and participatory techniques to show how public dispute management can lead to consensus building strategies that not only save time and money, but produce broadly acceptable agreements.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Prerequisite: PLG 420 or in UP002 or UP003 Antirequisite: INT 905
  • PLG 100 - Intro to Urban and Regional Planning
    Urban and regional planning is introduced as a dynamic and challenging profession primarily involved in assisting communities to manage change in their physical, social and economic environments. The course examines how planners use systematic and creative approaches to the analysis and resolution of issues important to neighbourhoods, cities and their suburban areas, and larger regions. The roles of planners, the function of the planning profession in Canada and a review of other participants in urban and regional planning processes are also introduced.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available to Urban and Regional Planning students only.
  • PLG 120 - Understanding the Planning Process
    Planning is presented as a social process and introduces students to the features of society that planners must comprehend. The course addresses social groups, movements and change, and participation in the planning process by reviewing the relation of political structures and related organizations to planning. The course will also emphasize the personal communication and organizational skills important to the individual planning practitioner.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 200 - Planning Principles
    This course will present principles relevant to the practice of planning from the perspective of an integration of concepts drawn from land analysis and ecology. The interaction of economic, social and political forces at play for any given physical site will also be addressed. The influence of policy and regulatory requirements will also be assessed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 220 - Planning Studio I
    This is a skills acquisition course in analysis and communication in planning settings. Among the tools and techniques to be introduced are graphic skills needed for plan preparation, design, and visual communication. The application of computer and information technology principles and current practical software and hardware to improve written, numeric, and graphic communication will also be a studio focus. This course is taught as two modules.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 240 - Applied Ecology for Urban Planners
    This course presents the theoretical and applied aspects of the ecological environment in the context of urban and urbanizing regions. Ecosystem, and responses of ecosystems, populations and organisms to stresses placed on them by human activities are examined. The course covers the structural and functional relations in ecosystems, the nature of energy and nutrient cycles, and the behaviour of organisms in an ecosystem as well as competition, predation, and mutualism. Applications of ecological principles to urban and regional planning practice are discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: ENH 617
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in Urban and Regional Planning programs.
  • PLG 300 - Theories in Urban and Regional Planning
    This course surveys theories of urban and regional development. It explores the political, economic, technological and social forces changing cities and regions in a planning context. The course examines the forces of regionalism, globalization, technological change, and migration and multiculturalism. The course covers basic theories of regional development, industrial location, urban structure, land value, and spatial patterns of development.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 310 - Statistics for Planners
    This introductory course in statistics emphasizes the theories and professional planning applications of statistics. Introductory topics covered include a review of tabular data analysis using spreadsheets. Statistical topics include descriptive statistics (numeric and graphic), probability, sampling theory and statistical inference for one variable. Basic competence with spreadsheet software will be developed by students during the course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 320 - Planning Studio II
    This course offers an analytical investigation into the basis of physical design. Studio goals include the development of the student's perception of the significant components of urban physical plan and fabric, the development and effective presentation of solutions to elementary urban design and planning problems, and an understanding of the systematic inter-relatedness of urban land, environment, economic, and population components of urban settlements.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 220
  • PLG 400 - Introduction to Policy Planning
    This course is an introduction to the process of policy-making in Canadian government. The roles of institutions, processes and political elements in the creation of policy and its implementation are discussed. While these will be examined in the context of all levels of government, the emphasis will be on provincial and local policy-making arenas as the governments that most directly shape the local policy environment. In addition, the course will focus on the way values and ideas shape and contribute to the policy agenda, and the role of the public in the policy-making process.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 410 - Planning Analysis
    This course covers three critical quantitative planning methods: 1) the basics of survey research methods; 2) analysis of multivariate data, both categorical and continuous, including multiple regression; and 3) basic demographic and population projection methods including cohort component methods. Appropriate software, including spreadsheets and statistical packages, will be used.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 310
  • PLG 420 - Land Use Planning Studio I
    An introduction to a variety of practical techniques needed in planning, with emphasis on the collection, analysis and presentation of data. Preliminary land use studies and the development of planning and design concepts will be completed for a selected study site. Work for the land planning exercise will be done in both the laboratory and the field.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 320
  • PLG 500 - Advanced Planning Theory
    This course will focus on a procedural theory of planning and decision-making. It will examine concepts and theoretical frameworks for explaining the process of planned change in urban situations and the relation of these models to the world of professional practice and public action.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 510 - Planning Law I
    This course covers planning legislation in the Ontario context, including Official Plans, zoning and related instruments and their interpretation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 520 - Land Use Planning Studio II
    This course is a continuation of PLG 420 and focuses on the application of planning techniques via the preparation of specific planning studies, proposals, and formal documents. The emphasis of the studio will be the completion of a major land use plan exercise.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 420 or UP002 or UP003
  • PLG 531 - Field Research Project I
    A field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 532 - Field Research Project II
    A field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 533 - Field Research Project III
    A field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 600 - Planning Research Design
    This course explores methodologies of research design. Building on quantitative methods introduced in earlier courses, it also introduces qualitative research methods such as case studies, action research, participant observation, focus groups, interviews and textual analysis. The course will then examine the choice of research designs appropriate to applied planning research questions, as well as the theory and ethics behind such research.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 610 - Planning Law II
    This course covers the legal rulings of the Committee of Adjustment, subdivision powers and the Ontario Municipal Board, including implementation and enforcement remedies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 510
  • PLG 620 - Advanced Planning Studio I
    Group projects based on the practical application of the planning process. The course emphasis will be on the completion of a major land use planning exercise and the preparation of supporting implementation instruments. Environmental and regional themes may be addressed. The studio is conducted in consulting teams reporting to a faculty member, addressing the needs of outside client agencies and firms.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 520
  • PLG 700 - Contemporary Urban Issues
    This capstone course in the urban and regional planning research stream will cover a series of contemporary and timely urban issues in planning practice and research. The course theme and its attendant content will change on an annual basis to focus on current and emerging planning issues which are relevant to an urban planning agenda for city building. The material content of this course will offer students an opportunity to explore in-depth a selection of urban planning challenges and opportunities in both the city and the region.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Co-Requisites: PLG 600
  • PLG 710 - Municipal Finance for Planners
    The course objective is for the student to gain an understanding of the municipal financial system in which planners must formulate and implement policy. This requires an understanding of revenue sources and expenditures as well as the budget process. The course will also introduce financial tools used in the local government sector including service pricing, development charges, and innovative financing. There will also be discussions about infrastructure planning as well as current Provincial government financing initiatives, programs and reforms.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 720 - Advanced Planning Studio II
    Major projects involving all steps of planning studies from design to fieldwork, research, evaluation, presentation of recommendations and proposals for implementation. The studio is conducted in consulting teams reporting to a faculty member, addressing the needs of outside client agencies and firms.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 620
  • PLG 731 - Advanced Field Research Project I
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 530, PLG 531, PLG 532 or PLG 533
  • PLG 732 - Advanced Field Research Project II
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 530, PLG 531, PLG 532 or PLG 533
  • PLG 733 - Advanced Field Research Project III
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 530, PLG 531, PLG 532 or PLG 533
  • PLG 734 - Advanced Field Research Project IV
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 530, PLG 531, PLG 532 or PLG 533
  • PLG 735 - Advanced Field Research Project V
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 530, PLG 531, PLG 532 or PLG 533
  • PLG 736 - Advanced Field Research Project VI
    An advanced field research excursion organized and supervised by the School of Urban and Regional Planning to selected city or region. Students will complete pre-trip preparation, participate in scheduled briefings, conduct field research, and prepare a report on issues related to the sites visited.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 0.50
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • PLG 800 - Planning Practice and Ethics
    This course will utilize workshop, case study or simulation class formats to examine practice and theory aspects of issues of current concern to the planning profession. To support our deliberations on the intent of planned interventions, the course addresses the ethical basis of planned changes via logical reasoning exercises using an ethical perspective; and considerations of both relativist and non-relativist approaches.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 500 and PLG 710
  • PLG 805 - Senior Research Project
    This course involves undertaking a major independent research paper which builds on and integrates many of the skills acquired throughout the program such as planning or design research and in-depth analysis and problem resolution. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest in depth with the individual guidance of a faculty advisor.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 600
  • PLG 810 - Planning Administration and Implementation
    This course will focus on the practice of planning within the context of management processes and strategies evolving within public, private and voluntary sector organizations to resolve problems related to the implementation of plans. The changing roles of planning professionals in urban and regional management will also be assessed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 710
  • PLG 830 - Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
    This course examines the difficulties, tools, and process of policy analysis and program development from the perspective of the planner as an actor in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. The course emphasizes the process of program evaluation, including techniques, ethics, and pitfalls, as it applies to urban and regional planning.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PLG 710
  • PLX 111 - Imagining the Creative City
    This course beings with a critical overview of cities historical contribution to creativity. Then we focus on governing, building and living in the creative city by exploring how the pattern and form of cities create opportunities and challenges to an urban future that embraces creativity. Topics covered will include gentrification, design of public space, public transit provision, civic engagement and economic development strategies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: Not available to Urban and Regional Planning Students
  • PLX 333 - City Building: Planning for Non-Planners
    Canada is an urban nation: almost eighty percent of this country's population lives on two per cent of our land area. Yet who speaks for cities? This course uses the lens of city planning to examine how we manage and plan for change through a focus on the environmental, social, and physical elements of creating healthy cities. It will also discuss current issues facing cities and metropolitan regions as urbanists challenge both the process and the way things have always been done.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: Not available to students in Urban and Regional Planning (all programs) or Architecture.
  • PLX 599 - The Human World
    Urban Structures Processes. This course investigates ideas and theories about the city, providing students with tools needed to select, analyze and plan an urban site, as well as to design an appropriate building in this complex environment. The relationship with and reaction to physical, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts are discussed using both local and international examples. Planning and zoning principles, including height, density, use, traffic and pedestrian flows are addressed, as are the administrative and political processes for controlling urban development.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ASC 401 and ASC 402 and ASC 403 and ASC 405 and ASC 406 and CVL 407
    Co-Requisites: ASC 520