Lectures, laboratory, and field projects covering various aspects of professional practice.

Professional planning education ideally incorporates training in a set of hard skills and soft skills. Managing project work teams, fostering productive group dynamics, interpreting social norms of stakeholders, or understanding differences between departments in the same jurisdiction are cognitive tasks that demand a sophisticated understanding of process. Most planning is accomplished by professionals and stakeholders working in groups. A professional project accomplished by a team is the major assignment in the projects class. Our students get to develop these soft skills in our projects classes. The capstone projects class that all students take in their last year is an arduous journey taken together that creates life-long colleagues while giving students a structured environment to begin to understand process.

May be repeated: for credit 4 times (maximum 5 enrollments).

Also offered as: GEOG 611.


Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E
Enrollment Requirement: 
PLG 605; 24 units toward a graduate degree in planning.