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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
In the hands of planners, data visualization is a powerful tool for urban visualization, traffic data visualization, housing data visualization, and geolocation data visualization, among many other forms of visualization.
2 hours 52 minutes
ESRI's CityEngine is a powerful 3D modeling software that allows urban planners to create digital models of urban environments. This track teaches an introduction to CityEngine, covering 3D procedural modeling as a beginner’s city engine tutorial.
4 hours 26 minutes