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URP 583 – Race, Difference, and Social Justice in the American City


This course will explore how the issues of equity and justice are shaped by race, gender and other social classification. More importantly, the course will provide students with a way to understand how planning and social policy can be leveraged to mitigate racial, ethnic and gender, disparities in wealth and income, labor market participation, entrepreneurialism, is quality housing and other issues. The course will also explore the literature on justice, equity, critical race theory, feminist thought and other relevant readings as they relate to planning and urban theory literatures. The final project the course will be case studies of successful planning that used social justice as a metric for successful planning.


Mon, Wed 8:30-10:00am  2108 A&AB


Joe Grengs


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning