Urban Planning in the United States of America
The course will give participants an overview of planning practice in the United States of America, explaining role of an urban planner and providing information on various specializations in planning; which will enable participants to make an informed decision while choosing a career or take courses in planning for further studies. The course is designed to include glimpse of planning profession with the aid of real-life scenarios, case studies, examples and personal experience of speaker as a practicing planner. This course will enable young planners, preparing to enter the career of planning, to understand practical aspects of profession through discussions, case studies and assignments.
Ms. Veena Sawant, has over 15 years of planning experience working as a Municipal Planner specializing in land use, redevelopment and master planning. She is currently Director of Planning / Township Planner at Township of Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA and Principal at VMC Planning LLC. She works closely with the governing bodies to help them achieve their vision for a balance of community development and preservation of the community's unique character through pro-active planning. Ms. Sawant holds a Bachelors in Architecture from Mumbai University, India and a dual Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Policy Making from New York University.
Mode of instruction:
6 Weeks - 2 hrs / week