UP 239: Special Topics in Regional and International Development: Urban Planning in Mexico

Quarter: Spring 2020
Instructor: Monkkonen

Examination of urban planning processes in several Mexican cities. Focus on processes and regulations rather than site planning or design. Study structured to produce collaborative, practical output. Study designed to answer question of how urbanization is planned and governed in different Mexican cities; and how federal government might monitor and incentivize improvements in these processes. Answers approached through variety of means: existing literature, interviews, site visits, and presentations by experts. Students assess what processes should be considered within realm of urban planning, and compare them across five cities. Includes funded travel to Mexico during term. Students work in groups to produce case study report on one city's planning processes and outcomes. Enrollment by instructor consent.