Introduction to City Planning

This track surveys the history of urban planning and explores key movements, moments, and theories in city planning from ancient times to modern day. The track concludes with an analysis of the key challenges facing city planners in the future, as well as some potential solutions. Join course instructor Jason Luger, urban geographer and lecturer in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, to learn about the evolution of urban planning and to pick up key lessons for improving the cities of tomorrow. Each course in this track is approved for CNU-A and AICP CM credit.

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

Understand the history of urban planning through the context of the development of the earliest cities. Learn about key developments, innovations, and debates in early city planning and apply an analytic lens to the birth of the modern city.

53 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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. Learn how the birth of city planning as a formal practice shaped the cities that defined the century.

49 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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

Discover the impact of World War II and the Cold War in shaping city planning practices and how the tragic destruction and loss of life in World War II somehow created opportunities for planners to test new ideas.

64 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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

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

74 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

Introduction to City Planning 5: The City of Tomorrow

Learn why city planning is crucial to the urban future and why the success of future cities will depend on the extent to which they are sustainable, equitable, and how they use technology to serve citizens. Evaluate the key challenges facing cities in the future and, importantly, potential solutions for those challenges.

56 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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