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History and Principles of Community Planning

History of Planning in Canada and Other Countries

  • Understand the history of small and large scale community planning.
  • Understand the historical evolution of community planning as a function of government, as a professional activity, and as a reform movement.
  • Understand how to use lessons learned to support future decision-making.

Planning Theories, Principles and Practices

  • Understand theories, ideals and principles which have guided small and large scale community planning and its physical expression
  • Understand approaches to and methods of policy analysis and the role and methods of public consultation and involvement in decision-making
  • Understanding of the concepts of community based development.
  • Understand the strengths, limitations, and uncertainties associated with the political, social, environmental, cultural and economic nature of public interest and the roles of professional judgment, expertise and advice within these frameworks.

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View the 2011 CIP Competency Task Force Report