Urban and Regional Planning

Term: Fall 2023
Section: 5
Class Number: 38731
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes

/ URP 610

Shifting the Planning Paradigm: A Movement from Revitalization to Reparations

Welcome to “Shifting the Planning Paradigm: A Movement from Revitalization to Reparations,” a visionary course that transcends disciplinary boundaries to explore the future of cities. Through the activation of critical consciousness, students are propelled beyond conventional revitalization approaches, and into the exploration of reparations as a foundation for transformative urban planning. With three real-time case study areas currently under consideration by local practitioners, we will delve into the dynamic realm of reparative zoning and policy supporting alternative economies, empowering communal sovereignty through urban agriculture, and establishing liberation zones and cultural corridors in spaces marred by historic displacement during the period of urban renewal. Through inspired lectures, engaging oral histories, immersive site visits, compelling literature, and thought-provoking videos, students will gain a holistic understanding of the possibilities and responsibilities of urban planning in shaping the cities of the future.


Fri 1:00-4:00pm  3154 A&AB


Lauren Hood