Gateway: Planning Action

A multi-color diagram showing a seven step process.

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


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Fall 2002



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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.

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Diane Davis, Langley Keyes, and Lawrence Susskind. 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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