Planning Analysis:
Course Schedule

 

Class #

Date:

Topic

Reading

Assignment

1

Sept 29

The Policy Analysis Process

Reading:  P&S Chapters 1-2

Assignment #1: Downtown Development Case Study

2

Oct 1

Writing Technical Memos and Reports

Web/RP: Writing Technical Memos & Reports

 

3

Oct 6

Research Methods 1:
Problem Definition/Data Sources

Reading:  P&S Chapter 3; 4

Web: Data Sources for Planners

Assign/Discuss Final Project  

4

Oct 8

Research Methods 2: Working with US Census Data

 

Assignment #1 Due

5

Oct 13

Research Methods 3: Research Design & Measurement/Evaluation Criteria

Reading: P&S Chapter 5
RP: Analytical Methods

Assignment #2: Data Reduction & Technical Memoranda  

6

Oct 15

Creating Teams that Work (3 hours, with Intro)

Facilitator: Bethany Johnson

 

7

Oct 20

Market Analysis and Land Supply Monitoring

Web: How to conduct a market analysis

Assignment #2 Due  

8

Oct 22

Forecasting

Reading:  P&S Chapter 7; RP: Evaluating Small-Area Population Projections; Projection, Forecast & Plan

Assignment #3: Forecasting and land capacity analysis

9

Oct 27

Contingency Tables
Discounting

RP: The Valuation of Future Consequences: Discounting  Web: 

10

Oct 29

Community Economic Analysis 1. Overview  

Community Economic Analysis Tools 
Reading: P&S 276-280;  

Take Home Midterm Exam

11

Nov 3

Community Economic Analysis 2: Methods

Community Economic Analysis Tools 

Assignment #3 Due

12

Nov 5

Public Involvement    

Web:  The Theory of Citizen Participation, Web: Putting the People in Planning

Midterm Due  Assignment # 4: Community Economic Analysis  

13

Nov 10

Housing Needs Assessment

14

Nov 12

Survey Research: Sampling & Design   

RP: Survey Methods for Planners  Developing a questionnaire

 

15

Nov 17

Survey Research: Developing and analyzing survey instruments

 

Assignment #4 Due

 

16

Nov 19

Identifying Alternatives/ Displaying Alternatives

Reading:  P&S Chapter 6, 8

 

17

Nov 24

Monitoring & Evaluation

Reading: P&S Chapter 9

18 Nov 26

Fiscal Impact Analysis

   

19

Dec 3

Project Presentations

 

Final Project Due Day of Presentation

20

Dec 5

Project Presentations

Take Home Final

Final Exam Due Dec. 111 Assignment #5 Due

1 The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 from 8-10 am. The final exam is a take home exam that will be distributed on December 5 and is Due on December 11 by 5 pm.

 


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