Jason Luger

Jason Luger is a lecturer in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design and an urban geographer. His academic research focuses on the production of urban space and urban spatial politics. He has also been a planning and economic development practitioner, working in the public and private sectors in the United States and globally. He is the co-editor of the book “Art and the City” (Routledge, 2017) and has authored more than a dozen peer reviewed publications. At UC Berkeley, he teaches the undergraduate courses “Introduction to City Planning CP110”, and “The Urban Community, CP118AC”. He also has taught in urban studies at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Courses taught by Jason Luger

Introduction to City Planning 1: Ancient Times to the Modern Age (7,500 BC to 1900)

This course explores the development of the city, and city planning, from ancient times until the birth of the modern city. Learn about key developments, innovations and debates in early planning.

53 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Introduction to City Planning 2: Modern Ideas of City Planning (1900-1939)

Explore the development of the city and city planning from 1900 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

49 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Introduction to City Planning 3: Midcentury Modern (1940-1979)

This course explores the central role of planning in envisioning cities in the middle 20th century. World War II and the Cold War re-ordered power and politics in new ways. The tragic destruction and loss of World War II gave transformed into exciting opportunities for planners to try new things, in new ways.

64 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Introduction to City Planning 4: Planning in the Postmodern Age (1980-Today)

This course surveys the key economic, environmental, sociopolitical, and technological shifts responsible for the evolution of contemporary planning from 1980 to contemporary times. Assessing historical planning movements through a critical lens, course instructor Jason Luger discusses the relevance of past successes and failures for cities today.

74 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Introduction to City Planning 5: The City of Tomorrow

This fifth and final course of the "Introduction to City Planning" series discusses the key challenges facing cities in the future, as well as some potential solutions.

56 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A