Development, Planning, and Implementation: The Dialectic of Theory and Practice

Factory workers at a cheese factory in Oregon form assembly lines around multiple conveyor belts.

Pictured here is the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon. Factories are considered a key component in modernization because they bring together vast numbers of workers to boost large-scale productive enterprises. This course takes a closer look at modernity in Session 3. (Image courtesy of James Yu on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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This is an advanced seminar that will analyze the effectiveness of development and planning theories from the perspective of practitioners who implement projects and policies based on such theories. The ultimate goal is to create new planning sensibilities, which theorize from practice, not the other way around.

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Bishwapriya Sanyal, and Cauam Ferreira Cardoso. 11.S940 Development, Planning, and Implementation: The Dialectic of Theory and Practice. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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