Instruction in Urban Planning for Civil Engineers

by Peter S. Parsonson, (M.ASCE), Asst. Professor of Engineering; Unviersity of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 23-40

Document Type: Journal Paper


A seminar or semester-long course in urban planning techniques is one step toward the civil engineer's assuming his rightful place on the planning team. This paper presents an approach to the teaching of a semester-long course on urban planning techniques at the graduate level. Emphasis is placed on the desirability of assistance from non-engineers of several disciplines and the benefits of the inclusion of a number of court cases to stimulate student interest. Five appendices present a detailed semester outline, a list of selected court cases and statutes keyed to the outline, a related set of law-library research problems on enabling legislation, a list of typical student research topics on local planning problems, and suggestions for audiovisual aids.

Subject Headings: Urban development | Students | Training | Legislation

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