Hoey and Shake Lead International Planning Project

Hoey and Shake Lead International Planning Project

Assistant Professor Lesli Hoey and recent Urban and Regional Planning doctoral graduate Josh Shake collaborated with a faculty member from the University of Colorado Denver to lead the International Planning Case Studies (IPCS) Project. Two additional Taubman College urban planning alumni, Lacey Sigmon ’15 and Wajiha Abrahim ’16, were on the project team, Assistant Professor Ana Paula Pimentel Walker provided case study information, and lecturer Julia Steiff also assisted with case study editing.

New Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) requirements in 2012 suggested that global aspects of planning should be included in all Master’s planning education programs.  The IPCS Project seeks to provide resources for faculty who are interested in teaching about planning from an international framework, creating links between planning theory and practice.  

The IPCS Project staff pulled together fifteen case studies based on real-life situations experienced by professionals working internationally in a variety of planning realms, from transportation and environmental concerns to housing and basic services.  The project provides a guide for instructors and educational materials which have been piloted in graduate planning and related courses This resource, available to all on the IPCS website, has just been made public at:

This project was made possible with funding from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Gilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching and the UM Provost’s Learning and Transforming Learning for Third Century Quick Wins grant program.    


Faculty: Lesli Hoey ,