Social policy and urban planning are inextricably linked. Transportation, economic, and other policies shape the structure of the metropolis. Access to health care, quality education, healthy food and recreation is influenced by the neighborhood in which we live.

This course examines the intersection of urban planning and social policy. At times, we focus on policy development and implementation. At other times, we explore land use regulation and environmental influences on healthy living. In all cases, though, we will be looking for links, connections, and bridges between planning and policy.


RGL 215, Thursdays, 6-9:20pm