11.201 Gateway: Planning Action

As taught in: Fall 2002

A multi-color diagram showing a seven step process.

A Seven Step Model of Planning Practice. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Susskind.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Diane Davis

Prof. Langley Keyes

Prof. Lawrence Susskind

Course Features

Course Description

This class introduces first semester MCP students to the persistent themes and challenges facing planners. The goals of this class are:

  • to excite students about their chosen profession;
  • to offer a theoretical framework for thinking about the kinds of interventions that planners are expected to take;
  • to introduce students to some of the most interesting and challenging theoretical debates in the planning field; and
  • to press students to think about the best way of using their time to ensure their own personal professional development.