This reading course examines the link between spatial planning and social policy. Classroom discussion centers on short articles in English that look at the experience in Israel and internationally, including in developing countries. Topics include: the contribution of spatial planning to national social goals such as reducing inequality, preventing concentrated poverty, and social inclusion; the impact of housing, urban regeneration and transport policies on social goals; spatial planning with regard to women, children, and the elderly; and citizen influence on spatial planning. Students will be asked to prepare a case study from Israel or abroad that exemplifies at least one of the four main topics.
The course is taught by Dr. Emily Silverman