CRP 328 PLANNING THEORY AND TECHNIQUE
2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR / SPRING SEMESTER
Meets: Tuesday 14.00-17.00
Instructor: Assist.Prof.Dr.Ezgi Orhan Nalbantoglu
Office hours: M 10.00-12.00, Tu 10.00-12.00, Th 10.00-12.00, or by appointment
Office: B 206
The primary goal of this class is to assure that undergraduate students have a general, substantive command of the spectrum of past and present perspectives regarding planning theory. This course aims to provide a background for the legacy of modernist planning and architecture, and it covers the leading thinkers and schools of thought and is primarily focused on western ideas about planning.
(1) Familiarity with the core (as well as emerging) arguments in planning theory, their origins and contexts, their relation to wider social, political, economic, environmental, etc. theories.
(2) Evaluation of planning theory with respect to social justice, welfare, public benefit and citizen rights in a historical perspective
(3) Understanding the concepts of democracy, participation, negotiation in planning and evaluation of these concepts with spatial practices
Evolution of planning with respect to the changes in scientific thought and principle approaches of planning; physical planning, its origins and critiques; Explaining planning theories in a historical perspective; comprehensive rational planning, its roots and critiques; strategic planning, its scope and critiques; instrumental rationality and communicative rationality; public benefits, negotiation and participation in the changing structure of planning; the legitimacy of planning; planning ethics; power and conflict in planning; the changing role of planner