This course is an excerpt from the Planetizen AICP Exam Preparation Class. This course offers a succinct, structured overview of the key principles in U.S. city planning theory and covers major topics of planning history. The course concludes with a discussion of legal doctrines enshrined in the United States Constitution that all practicing planners must know. This course is most relevant for those pursuing self-guided study for the AICP exam, yet everyone looking for a refresher on general tenants of planning’s past and present in the United States will want to take this course. The full AICP Exam Preparation Class is available through the Planetizen Store.