Social policy and urban planning are inextricably linked. Economic development, housing, immigration and other policies shape the structure of a city. Access to affordable housing, quality education, food safety and security, and employment are influenced by government decisions. This course examines the intersection of urban planning and social policy. At times, the course focuses on policy development and implementation. At other times, it explores land use regulation and environmental influences on healthy living. In all cases, though, the class will be looking for links, connections, and bridges between planning and policy.

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