A topographic map of Needham, MA. (Image courtesy of MassGIS
This class includes a chronological reading list
for the topics covered in the calendar
, and a set of final projects
done in partnership with the town of Needham, MA.
This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to effectively manage growth and land use change. While primarily focused on the planning practice in the United States, the principles and techniques reviewed and presented may have international application. This course is not for bystanders; it is designed for those who wish to become actively involved or exposed to the planning discipline and profession as it is practiced today, and as it may need to be practiced in the future.