City Planning Education for the Civil Engineer: Progress Report of the Committee on Education of the City Planning Division

Committee on Education

Serial Information: Journal of the City Planning Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-21

Document Type: Journal Paper


The role of the city planner is essential in this era of expanding urbanization in which the problems of city planning and the need for trained city planners is receiving increased attention. Good opportunities for employment exist for those with training in principles and practice of city planning. The joint ASPO-AIP-Bettman Foundation Report by Professor Frederick J. Adams on Urban Planning Education in the United States, is reviewed from the viewpoint of the civil engineer. Attention is focused on the role of the civil engineer as a city planner. Many civil engineers have had careers as city planners and have made important contributions in the development of principles and their fulfillment in the practice of city planning. In order to maintain a competitive position with other groups and to improve the proficiency of civil engineers in city planning, civil engineering students in college should have the opportunity of receiving instruction in the principles and practice of city planning. Suggested programs of instruction in city planning for civil engineering students are described.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Education | Students | Freight transportation | Employment | Training | Joints | Foundations | United States

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