FALL 2011
Office location:
Office hours:
Ria Hutabarat Lo
WSQ 218B
+1 408 924 5860 (Tuesdays)
[email protected]
Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m.
Class days/time:
Tuesday 4:00–6:45 p.m.
Class website:
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Course Catalog Description:
Overview of the historical development of urban and regional planning in the United States, as well
as prominent theories of urban planning practice. Emphasizing the connection between the
theoretical and historical material and current planning practice.
Course Description and Student Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the evolution of the social and spatial structure of urban agglomerations, and list
and explain the significance of the natural (e.g. climate, topography, available construction
materials) and man-made (e.g. political, religious, economic, defense) determinants of urban
2. Discuss and evaluate the important contributions to the field of planning made by influential
individuals such as Hippodamus of Miletus, Pierre L’Enfant, Baron Haussman, Daniel
Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jacob Riis, Ebenezer Howard, Robert Moses, Jane
Jacobs, William Levitt, and Ian McHarg.
3. Describe the major historical antecedents during the late 19th and early 20th century that led
to the development of the field of urban planning in the U.S. These include, but are not
limited to: the Sanitary Reform movement, the City Beautiful/Municipal Arts Movement,
and Burnham’s Chicago Plan.
4. Explain the legal framework in the U.S. that supports the objectives and outcomes of urban
planning (e.g. key constitutional amendments such as the 5th and 14th Amendments, the
role of Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the difference between eminent domain and police power)
in terms of the historical significance and impact of these events in planning.
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5. Explain how issues of diversity (including, but not limited to income, race, ethnicity, gender,
sexual orientation) have influenced and are influenced by the field of planning.
6. Identify the major theories (e.g. Rational Planning, Incremental Planning, Communicative
Action, and Advocacy Planning) that frame the field of urban planning and explain how
those theories relate to and are evident in current planning practice.
7. Describe how historical events of importance to the field of planning have shaped the
development of theories in planning (e.g. social concerns and civil rights and their
relationship to advocacy planning).
8. Describe the three main sections of the AICP Code of Ethics and apply the rules of conduct
(Section B) to examples of ethical dilemmas that professional planners are likely to face
during their career.
9. Prepare high-quality, grammatically correct written documents prepared using standard
conventions for professional written English.
10. Use library resources to find a range of professional and academic literature on a planningrelated topic and evaluate the appropriateness of reference material for a planning-related
research project.
11. Research and write a review of literature on a planning-related topic. The review should
analyze and synthesize existing research in the field of planning and relate the findings to a
contemporary research question in planning.
Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Knowledge Components
This course partially covers the following PAB Knowledge Components: 4.2.1, 4.2.2 (a), 4.2.2 (b),
4.2.2. (c), 4.2.2 (g), 4.2.3 (c), and 4.2.4 (a-c). A complete list of the PAB Knowledge Components can
be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/courses/pabknowledge.htm.
Required Course Readings:
The following textbook is required for this course:
Fulton, William and Paul Shigley. Guide to California Planning. Point Arena, CA: Solano
Press Books, 2005. ISBN 092395645X
This book is available at the Spartan Bookstore and online booksellers such as amazon.com.
All other course readings will be digital files that are posted to the course D2L page or available
online (through, for example, Google Books or other websites).
All readings are to be done BEFORE the class for which they are assigned.
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Course Assignments and Grading Policy:
Your grade for the course will be based on the following assignments:
Assignment Title
Percent of Total Grade
Gov’t / Citizen Participation Assignment (SLO 3)
Ethics-Based Literature Review Assignment (SLOs 1, 2 & 8a)
Reading quizzes, discussions & participation
Government / Citizen Participation Assignment
This assignment takes you out of the classroom (or the library) in order to participate in the planning
process and apply your planning knowledge to real-world issues and processes. You will attend a
Planning Commission meeting and critically analyze the process in terms of the issues that are
raised; the effectiveness of the planning commission process; the stakeholders and power
relationships; and the planning paradigms and themes that are evident from the meeting. Your
critical analysis will connect your observations of a real-world planning process to readings and
theories that we cover in class.
Ethics-Based Literature Review Assignment
For those of you who plan to take the AICP Exam and become certified planners, the AICP Code
of Ethics will be an essential guiding tool for you as you conduct your professional life. Even if you
decide not to become a certified planner, conducting yourself according to the ethical guidelines set
forth by the AICP is important. In this assignment, you will explore the AICP Code of Ethics in
detail and apply your understanding to a planning-related topic.
For this topic, you will explore the existing research in depth and develop the skills to prepare a
literature review. These skills will be valuable as you continue in the program and take URBP 298. It
will also help with other classes where you need to prepare research papers, or in your careers as you
need to analyze and evaluate background information on a topic. The assignment will be divided
into three parts and examples of past work will be provided for students to review. Related
assignments due October 11, November 8 and December 13.
*Please note: This course satisfies the GWAR requirement for SJSU. In order to meet the GWAR
requirement, you must receive at least a “C” grade on the “Literature Review Assignment” portion
of this course. Students who receive a grade below “C” for this part of the course will not meet the
GWAR requirement, even if their overall grade for the course is higher. Please check with me if you
are unclear about these requirements.
Reading Responses, Discussions & Participation
Throughout the semester you will each have a chance to lead a discussion on two of the course
readings. Your reading response should be no more than 5 minutes, and should highlight the key
elements of the reading you are discussing. If appropriate, you may prepare a couple of slides of
visuals to accompany your reading response. At the end of your response, you will present one or
two discussion questions and will lead a class discussion on the topic.
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All students must be ready to participate in the class discussion and to respond to the questions
posed by your peers. Student participation in class discussions is a vital component of this course.
Students should make every attempt to attend all classes and actively participate in discussions. If a
student misses a significant number of lectures or does not actively participate (in a substantial and
thoughtful manner) in discussions related to the course readings or lecture topic, this will impact the
final course grade.
Other grading/assignment issues
Late assignments (those turned in after 4:00 p.m. on the due date) will not be accepted for full
credit. A 10% grade reduction will be applied for assignments turned in up to 24 hours late. After
the first 24 hours, each 24-hour period that follows will result in an additional 10% grade reduction.
If life begins to overtake you such that you expect you will not be able to complete an assignment
on time and you let me know well before the due date, it may be possible for us to make alternative
arrangements that will reduce the grade penalty for lateness. SJSU’s Course Management System
(D2L) will be used to submit all assignments and will be used to track “on time” assignments.
Students who are unable to submit an assignment on time should contact the instructor directly to
coordinate late submission.
When possible, examples of course assignments will be posted online for students to review. In
addition, detailed assignment guidelines and grading criteria will be provided for all assignments.
Key Assignment Deadlines
October 11: Annotated Bibliography (Ethics-Related Literature Review Part 1)
November 8: Draft Literature Review (Ethics-Related Literature Review Part 2)
November 22: Government / Civic Participation Assignment
December 13: Final Literature Review (Ethics-Related Literature Review Part 3)
Academic integrity statement, plagiarism, and citing sources properly
SJSU’s Policy on Academic Integrity states: "Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by
your enrollment at San Jose State University, and the University's Academic Integrity Policy requires
you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all
infractions to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development" (Academic Senate Policy
S07-2). The policy on academic integrity can be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/S07-2.htm.
Plagiarism is the use of someone else's language, images, data, or ideas without proper attribution. It
is a very serious offense both in the university and in your professional work. In essence, plagiarism
is both theft and lying: you have stolen someone else's ideas, and then lied by implying that they are
your own.
Plagiarism will lead to grade penalties and a record filed with
the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. In
severe cases, students may also fail the course or even be
expelled from the university.
If you are unsure what constitutes plagiarism, it is your
responsibility to make sure you clarify the issues before you
hand in draft or final work.
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Learning when to cite a source and when not to is an art, not a science. However, here are some
examples of plagiarism that you should be careful to avoid:
If you use a sentence (or even a part of a sentence) that someone else wrote and don’t
identify the language as a quote by putting the text in quote marks and referencing the
source, you have plagiarized
If you paraphrase somebody else's theory or idea and don't reference the source, you have
committed plagiarism.
If you use a picture or table from a webpage or book and don't reference the source, you
have committed plagiarism.
If your work incorporates data someone else has collected and you don't reference the
source, you have committed plagiarism.
The University of Indiana has developed a very helpful website with concrete examples about
proper paraphrasing and quotation. See in particular the following pages:
Overview of plagiarism at http://www.indiana.edu/~istd/overview.html
Examples of plagiarism at http://www.indiana.edu/~istd/examples.html
Plagiarism quiz at http://www.indiana.edu/~istd/test.html
If you still have questions, feel free to talk to me personally. There is nothing wrong with asking for
help, whereas even unintentional plagiarism is a serious offense.
Citation style
It is important to properly cite any references you use in your assignments. The Department of
Urban and Regional Planning uses Kate Turabian's "A Manual for Writers of Research Papers,
Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edition" (University of Chicago Press, 2007, ISBN-10: 0-226-823369). Copies are available in the SJSU King Library. Additionally, the book is relatively inexpensive,
and you may wish to purchase a copy. Please note that Turabian's book describes two systems for
referencing materials: (1) “notes” (footnotes or endnotes), plus a corresponding bibliography, and
(2) in-text parenthetical references, plus a corresponding reference list. You may use either system,
as long as you are consistent throughout the document.
Accommodation for Disabilities
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make
special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me
as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students
with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the DRC (Disability Resource
Center) to establish a record of their disability.
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FALL 2011
30 August 2011
What is Planning?
6 September 2011
Organic Growth
Sacred Capitals
13 September 2011
Architecture & the
City Beautiful
Pastoralism &
20 September 2011
Grid Plan &
Colonial Cities
Garden Cities
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1. Fulton & Shigley “Ongoing Issues in
California Planning…” pp. 17–24
2. E. Barbara Phillips. "Chapter 4: From
Urban Specks to Global Cities." City
Lights: Urban-Suburban Life in the Global
Society. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1996, pp. 81–98.
3. Lynch, Kevin. “Chapter 1: Form
Values in Urban History.” Good City
Form, 1981, pp. 5–19.
1. E. Barbara Phillips. "The Image of
the City” & “Grand Designers." City
Lights: Urban-Suburban Life in the Global
Society. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1996, pp. 477–482.
2. Margaret Garb. “Race, Housing, and
Burnham's Plan: Why is there no
Housing in the 1909 Plan of
Chicago?” Journal of Planning History
vol. 10, no. 2 (2011), pp. 99-113.
3. Blodgett. Geoffrey. “Frederick Law
Olmsted: Landscape Architecture as
Conservative.” The Journal of American
History vol. 62, no. 4 (March 1976),
pp. 869-889.
1. King Phillip II of Spain, The Laws of
the Indies (1573). In: Mundigo, Axel
I. & Crouch, Dora P., “The City
Planning Ordinances of the Laws of
the Indies Revisited: Part I: Their
Philosophy and Implications.” Town
Planning Review, 48:3 (July 1977), pp.
2. Howard, Ebenezer. “Author’s
Introduction" & "Chapter 1: The
Town-Country Magnet.” Garden
Cities of To-Morrow. London: Faber
and Faber, 1946 [1898] pp. 41-57
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27 September 2011
The Progressive
Ethics & Public
4 October 2011
Fordist Development
The New Deal
11 October 2011
General planning
Land use planning &
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1. Fulton & Shigley, “Chapter 3: The
Emergence of Urban Planning and
Land Use Regulation in California”,
pp. 41-62.
2. Peterson, J. "The Impact of Sanitary
Reform Upon American Urban
Planning, 1840-1890." Journal of Social
History 13, no. 1 (1979), pp. 83-103.
3. Hall, P. "The Turbulent Eighth
Decade: Challenges to American City
Planning." Journal of the American
Planning Association 55, no. 3 (1989),
pp. 275-282.
4. AICP Code of Ethics & Professional
Conduct, 2009. http://www.
1. Riis, Jacob A. "Genesis of the
Tenement." In How the Other Half
Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New
York, 1890.
2. Le Corbusier, “A Contemporary
City.” The City of Tomorrow and Its
Planning. Translated by Frederick
Etchells. New York, NY: Dover
Press, 1987.
3. Gans, Herbert J. "Levittown and
America." In The City Reader, ed.
Richard T. LeGates and Frederic
Stout, 63-68. London: Routledge,
1996. [1967].
4. Jackson, Kenneth. “Chapter 11:
Federal Subsidy and the Suburban
Dream: How Washington Changed
the American Housing Market.”
Crabgrass Frontier: The suburbanization of
the United States. New York, Oxford,
Oxford University Press, 1987, pp.
1. Fulton & Shigley “Chapter 6: The
General Plan” pp. 103–126.
2. Fulton & Shigley “Chapter 7: Zoning
Ordinances and Development
Codes.” Pp. 127–144.
1. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 20:
Transportation Planning and
Financing.” pp. 337–352
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Development &
1 November 2011
8 November 2011
Advocacy Planning
Social Control
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2. Jacobs, Jane. “Chapter 2: The Uses of
Sidewalks: Safety.” The Death and Life
of Great American Cities. New York:
Modern Library, pp. 37–65 (part ch)
3. Cervero, Robert. “Introduction” The
Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry,
Island Press: Washington D.C., 1998,
pp. 5–25.
1. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 10:
Exactions” pp. 183–195.
2. Fulton & Shigley “Local Economic
Development…” pp. 248–258.
3. State of California. Draft Bill for
Redevelopment Agency Dissolution
and Succession, 23 February 2011.
(plus CSDA summary, 2011)
4. Bent Flybjerg, “Design by Deception:
The Politics of Megaproject
Approval.” Harvard Design Magazine
vol. 22 (Spring/Summer 2005), pp.
1. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 4: Local
Governments” pp. 65–78.
2. Fulton & Shigley “Chapter 5: Other
Players in the Planning Process.” pp.
1. Davidoff, Paul. “Advocacy &
pluralism in planning.” Journal of the
American Planning Association 31 no. 4
(1965), pp. 331–338.
2. Yifshatel, Oren. “Planning and social
control: Exploring the ‘Dark Side’.”
Journal of Planning Literature 12, no. 2.
(1998) pp: 395–406.
1. Rittel, Horst W.J. and Webber,
Melvin. “Dilemmas in a General
Theory of Planning.” Policy Sciences 4
(1973), 155-169.
2. Charles E. Lindblom. “The Science of
"Muddling Through".” Public
Administration Review vol. 19, no. 2.
(Spring, 1959), pp. 79-88.
3. Forester, John. “Bounded Rationality
and the Politics of Muddling
Through.” Public Administration Review
44, no. 1 (Jan–Feb., 1984), pp. 23–31.
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22 November 2011
Sustainability and
29 November 2011
New Urbanism &
6 December 2011
13 December 2011
Course Summary
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4. Hayden, D. "What Would a NonSexist City Be Like? Speculations on
Housing, Urban Design, and Human
Work." Signs 5, no. 3 (1980): 170-187.
1. Daniels, Thomas. "A Trail across
Time: American Environmental
Planning from City Beautiful to
Sustainability." Journal of the American
Planning Association 75, no. 2 (2009):
2. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 9: The
California Environmental Quality
Act” pp. 155–170 (not entire chapter).
3. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 23: The
Endangered Species Act” pp. 375–
4. McHarg, Ian. 1969. Nature in the
metropolis. In Design with Nature.
Garden City, NJ: Doubleday.
1. Fulton & Shigley. “Chapter 17: The
Emergence of ‘Smart Growth’ and
Infill Development in California” pp.
2. Congress for the New Urbanism.
Charter of the New Urbanism. 2001.
3. Mendez, Michael. "Latino New
Urbanism: Building on Cultural
Preferences." Opolis 1, no. 1 (2005),
pp. 33–48.
4. Duany, Andrés. “Introduction to the
Special Issue: The Transect.” Journal
of Urban Design 7, no. 3 (2002), pp.
1. Roy, Ananya. “Urban Informality:
Toward an Epistemology of
Planning.” Journal of the American
Planning Association 71, no. 2 (Spring
2005), pp. 147–158.
2. Davis, Michael. “Chapter 1: The
Urban Climacteric” Planet of Slums.
Verso 2006, pp. 1-19
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