POLITICAL SCIENCE 5013
HISTORY AND THEORY OF URBAN PLANNING--SUMMER 2003
Professor: Michael Givel
Office: Dale Hall Tower, Room 215
Office Hours on Site: Half an hour before each class and by appointment.
General: This course will examine from a broader social science perspective, the modern history and theories of urban planning. This course will not offer a "nuts and bolts" approach to the subject. Nor does this course require any architectural background. Included in this course are an examination of a variety of major issues related to urban planning such as fragmentation of urban areas between cities and suburbs, urban sprawl, community and economic development, transportation planning, housing planning, and open space and land use planning. We will also review in this class, architectural and planning designs of such cities as Paris, St. Petersburg, London, Brasilia, Peking, Chicago, and Philadelphia. In addition, we will examine broader urban planning visions and proposals to revitalize and enhance urban living. Included in this examination will be modern urban politics theories that shape these urban planning visions and proposals. Finally, we will consider the current state of urban planning and where it might go in the future.
1. To provide an overview and understanding of the history of urban planning politics and policy making in modern cities.
2. To assess modern and contemporary theories of urban planning.
3. To provide illustrative examples of contemporary urban planning from a variety of cities around the world.
4. To allow students the opportunity to analyze a wide variety of urban planning issues such as transportation, land use, and housing planning.5. To enhance research skills, including the design, information collecting, and analysis of written research reports.
Bacon, Edmund, Design of Cities. New York: Penguin Books
Hall, Peter, Cities of Tomorrow, Third Edition. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers
Campbell, Scott and Fainstein, Susan. Readings in Planning Theory. Second Edition. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers
Packet of material available at the OU Bookstore and on electronic and paper reserve.
|June||06||Introduction. Foundations of Twentieth Century Planning;|
|Read: Chapters 1-3, Campbell and Fainstein; and General Issues and Theories in Urban Planning. Read: Chapters 1-7, Hall.|
|Advanced Written Analysis due this day.|
|07||General Issues and Theories in Urban Planning Continued|
|Read Chapters 8-13, Hall.|
|08||Justification for Planning and Planning Approaches|
|Read: Chapters 4-13, Campbell and Fainstein.|
|13||Theories of Urban Policy Making That Shape Urban Planning|
|Read: Chapters 3 and 5 and 7-10, Herson and Bolland; and Chapter 1, Judd and Swanstrom (Also on electronic and paper reserve).|
|14||Theories of Urban Policy Making That Shape Urban Planning Continued|
Read: Judge: Pluralism; Harding: Elite Theory and Growth Machines; Logan, Whaley and Crowder: The Character and Consequences of Growth Regimes; Schumaker: Estimating the First and (Some of the) Third Faces of Community Power; Manley: Neo-Pluralism: A Class Analysis of Pluralism I and Pluralism II; and Clark: Structural Realignments in American City Politics (Also on electronic and paper reserve).
|15||Planning In Action|
|Read: Chapters 14-24 Campbell and Fainstein.|
|20||Design of Cities|
|Read: pages 1-67 and 171-227.|
Design of Cities
Read pages 228 - 319; Group Reports.
|Research Paper due this day.|
|Advanced Written Analysis:||15%|
Each point that you receive equals one percentage point of your grade. You can receive a maximum total of 100 points, which would equal 100%, or a perfect score. I will be using the traditional 100-90 (A); 89-80 (B); 79-70 (C); 69-60 (D); and 59 and below (F) grading method.
Advanced Written Analysis: Each student should prepare a 3-4 page summary and critique of one of the following theorists: Ebenezer Howard, Patrick Geddes, David Burnham, or Le Corbusier to be handed in at the beginning of the course. The critique should include any themes from the books by Hall and Campbell and Fainstein and its strengths and weaknesses. All papers should be typewritten and double-spaced in 11 or 12-point font with one-inch margins. You should utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago Manual of Style or MLA formats in relation to style and format for such items as footnotes, bibliography, and so on. I will also take off some points for consistently improper grammar or spelling. All material that is quoted or not original should have an appropriate footnote or endnote.
Group Reports: Students will break into groups and analyze current city plans for two of the following cities: Brasilia, London, Peking, Paris, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Stockholm. A verbal presentation of about an hour for four different city plans (no written materials will be handed in) will be presented in the eighth class. This presentation will be graded based on clarity of presentation, including class discussion. Included in this presentation should be an overview of the history of and any planning theories associated with the city plan. The discussion should also include a current description of any physical design planning, social planning, and economic planning associated with the city plan. Be sure to incorporate any appropriate policy or urban planning theoretical concepts that we have discussed in class into this discussion. Also, be sure to provide the strengths and weaknesses of the plan.
Research Paper: Students will select a urban planning issue or theory from the readings or class such as urban sprawl, economic development, or transportation and write an academic-style paper.All papers should be typewritten and double-spaced in 11 or 12-point font with one-inch margins. You should also utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago Manual of Style or MLA formats in relation to style and format for such items as footnotes, bibliography, and so on. I will also take off some points for consistently improper grammar or spelling. Papers should be 8 - 10 full pages with title page, abstract, references and appendices not counting in the page count. All material that is quoted or not original should have an appropriate footnote or endnote.
Final Exam: This is a closed book essay style examination that will cover the entire course during the final class session. In this exam, you will be responsible for all materials covered in reading assignments and class lectures.
Attendance and Tardiness: All students are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions on time.
Assignments and Tests: All assignments must be submitted on time in order to complete the course successfully. If you turn an assignment in after the date that it is due, and you do not have a valid reason for its late submittal, proportional points in relation to how late it is submitted will be deducted from the assignment. There are no extra credit assignments in this course. Make-up exams may be scheduled upon good cause reasons given by the student and approved by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. If there is not a good cause for an exam not being taken at its scheduled time, that exam cannot be made-up at a later date. All students are expected to complete the required reading assignments before the class period that the reading assignment is assigned.
Accommodation for Students With Disabilities: Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent her or him from fully demonstrating her or his abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunities.
Electronic Devices: All audible electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and beepers, must remain off at all times while the class is in session.
Cheating and Plagiarism: Any student who willfully violates the cheating and plagiarism policy, may be subject to disciplinary proceedings within the scope of university due process grievance and hearing rights.