11.201 Gateway: Planning Action

Fall 2005

The Anacostia River in Washington, DC.
The Anacostia River, which runs through the Washington, DC, area is the focus of one of the case studies examined in this course. (Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)

Course Highlights

This course features most of the lecture notes as well as the course assignments.

Course Description

This course introduces persistent themes and challenges facing planners. It emphasizes the historical roots of contemporary urban planning problems and comparative study of practice in the U.S. and other countries. It is a nine week module intended for first semester Master in City Planning students.
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Prof. Cherie Abbanat
Prof. Xavier de Souza Briggs
Prof. Annette Miae Kim
Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal
Prof. Lawrence Vale

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session