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Course Description

Two people shaking hands over a table with charts and planning materials on it

Introduction to the evolution and history of planning and its conceptual base. A study of the theoretical foundations of planning. Emphasis on the Canadian scene and on Canadian planning literature.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to

  • Understand the legislative framework for planning in Ontario
  • Understand the role of various participants in the planning process

Course Topics

  • Community planning
  • Natural and built environments
  • Regional and metropolitan communities
  • Characteristics of urban and rural community planning
  • Planning special places
  • Land use regulations and policies


Assessment Item Weight

Discussion Board Dialogue

  • Personal Introduction (2.5%)
  • Discussion Board Participation (7.5%)
  • Group Discussion Assignment (20%)

Development Application 'Public Planning Meeting' Report


Term Paper Project

  • Paper Proposal (5%)
  • Digital Video/Poster (10%)
  • Written Paper Report (15%)
On-Campus Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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