Course Descriptions PLAN 6000   Planning Project and Seminar
CREDIT HOURS: 9
Each student completes an independent planning project under the guidance of a project supervisor and participates in the weekly planning project seminar with the course instructor. The course provides an opportunity for independent research and analysis in a community-based planning project context. The seminar provides an opportunity for reflection on the connections between theory and practice and sets challenges and deadlines for project completion. Students present their work at several points during the term.
FORMAT:
  • Seminar
  • Studio

PREREQUISITES: PLAN 5500.06, 5304.03

PLAN 6007   GIS Applications in Planning
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Planners use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for data collection, coordination, and analysis; to properly interpreted and use GIS data to inform decision-making. This course explores the application of GIS in planning within a project-centred setting. Students learn to use GIS to address and use and site planning issues. The course also considers mapping standards used within the field of planning, and examines legal, privacy, and ethical implications of using GIS data in the public realm.

PLAN 6101   History and Theory of Urban Design
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The course introduces the history and theory of urban design as a distinct area of professional knowledge and skill within the spectrum of planning and design concerns and specialities.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4101.03
RESTRICTIONS: Honours or graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6103   Urban Ecology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
More than three-quarters of Canadians, and more than half the world’s population, now live in urban settings. This course treats the urban system as habitat made by and for people, and takes an ecological approach to the flows of energy and materials which make urban life possible. Students study their own behaviour and surroundings, comparing their observations with data from Canada, North America, and the rest of the world. This leads to discussions about the health and sustainability of urban communities.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 3010.03

PLAN 6105   Land Development Economics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course applies basic techniques for analyzing the financial feasibility of land development projects. Case studies focus particular attention on methods of financing and organizing real-estate development within the planning framework.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4105.03
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6106   Transportation Planning
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course analyses transportation trends, the transport needs associated with different activities and the impact of transport facilities on land development to offer a critical analysis of the interplay between land uses and transportation. Technology, the costs of supplying transport facilities and the demand outlook for different modes are examined. The emphasis is on urban transportation, mobility demands and the supply of efficient and environmentally sound transport facilities.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4106.03
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6108   History and Theory of Landscape Architecture
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The course deals with changing landscapes and perceptions of the natural world during the past 250 years. It discusses the effects of technology and resource use on the design of landscapes as small as a private garden and as large as a bio-region, and examines the changing role of landscape architects, their writings, and their collaboration with architects and planners.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4108.03
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6111   Housing Theory
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An introduction to the history and theory of contemporary practice in housing design and production. The focus is on the quality of housing and the residential environment. A comparative analysis of significant past and current examples is used to provide insight into the way houses and neighborhoods are designed. This understanding is placed in the context of differing economic, political and housing market situations.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: ARCH 5102.03, PLAN 4111.03
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6120   Citizen Engagement and Consultation: The Opportunities and Challenges of Public Engagement
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines the conceptual foundations and practice of citizen participation, especially in the context of planning and development decisions by municipal and provincial governments, and the techniques or methods that can be used to more effectively involve individual citizens and stakeholder groups in community decisions.
CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4120.03, PUAD 6120.03

PLAN 6125   Negotiation and Conflict Management: Personal Practice Foundations
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course explores the world of interpersonal communication, conflict and negotiation and the variety of approaches and range of skills needed to solve problems, reach agreements and maintain relationships. It will enable participants to understand the positive and negative dimensions of conflict, analyze the dynamics of formal and informal negotiations, and interact with others with greater awareness, intention and skill.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Permission of graduate or undergraduate advisor, and instructor
CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4125.03, MGMT 4610.03

PLAN 6150   Topics in Planning
CREDIT HOURS: 3
6151.03, 6152.03, 6153.03 This course provides opportunities to examine selected topical issues in planning in a seminar discussion.
FORMAT: Seminar
CROSS-LISTING: PLAN 4150.03
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, or permission of instructor

PLAN 6201   Directed Studies
CREDIT HOURS: 3
A student wishing to pursue an advanced aspect of planning study for which no suitable course is offered may request a Directed Studies. The course is taken under a School of Planning faculty member.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning students or permission of Director of School of Planning

PLAN 6202   Directed Studies 2
CREDIT HOURS: 3
A student wishing to pursue an advanced aspect of planning study for which no suitable course is offered may request a second Directed Studies course. The course is taken under a School of Planning faculty member. No further directed studies are permitted.
PREREQUISITES: PLAN 6201.03
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning students, permission of Director of School of Planning

PLAN 6250   Field trip: Maritimes 1
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip within the Maritimes region to explore the current and historic state of planning in the region.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning students or permission of the instructor

PLAN 6251   Field Trip: Maritimes 2
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip within the Maritimes region to explore the current and historic state of planning in the region.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning Students

PLAN 6252   Field Trip: Maritimes 3
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip within the Maritimes region to explore the current and historic state of planning in the region.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning Students

PLAN 6253   Field Trip: Maritimes 4
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip within the Maritimes region to explore the current and historic state of planning in the region.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning Students

PLAN 6255   Field trip: International 1
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip to an international city to explore the current and historic state of planning in the city.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning students or permission from the Director of School of Planning

PLAN 6256   Field Trip: International 2
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip to an international city to explore the current and historic state of planning in the city.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning Students, or permission from the Director of School of Planning

PLAN 6257   Field Trip: International 3
CREDIT HOURS: 1.5
This intensive course involves a field trip to an international city to explore the current and historic state of planning in the city.
RESTRICTIONS: Master of Planning Students, or permission from the Director of School of Planning