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<p>Parking reform can take many forms—from zoning changes to dynamic pricing of on-street parking meters to neighborhood-specific investments of parking revenues to the repurposing of existing surface parking lots for new development.
6 hours 24 minutes
Downtowns and suburbs are in need of fresh thinking, informed by a sober view of the demographic and real estate market changes of the past few decades.
4 hours 6 minutes
This track discusses the role of women in cities and explores the meaning of feminist city planning, the current state of urban planning as it relates to gender equity, and what a feminist city could look like.
4 hours 35 minutes
Historic preservation is a popular political cause with longstanding power to simultaneously determine the future direction of communities while protecting their past.
4 hours 5 minutes
This track provides a theoretical introduction to location theory—which aims to apply scientific principles to the process of selecting locations for businesses.
7 hours 43 minutes
This series of acclaimed documentary films, presented by Planetizen Courses, explores the evolving ambitions of urban planning, from the prominent figures of history to the contested spaces of the present day.
12 hours 28 minutes
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.
4 hours 59 minutes
Virtual reality (VR) is changing the practice of planning. This track teaches the techniques and software necessary to use VR in urban planning.
4 hours 16 minutes
The decennial Census is the largest peacetime operation conducted in the United States. Course instructor Chris Williamson, adjunct associate research professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Southern California, teaches basic U.S.
3 hours 59 minutes