11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2004
Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries
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The planning process in developing countries. Interaction between planners and institutions at both national and local levels. Overview of theories of state, organizational arrangements, implementation mechanisms, and planning styles. Case studies of planning: decentralization, provision of low-cost housing, and new-town development. Analyzes various roles planners play in different institutional contexts. Professional ethics and values amidst conflicting demands. Restricted to first-year M.C.P. and SPURS students.
developing-country governments, international organizations, NGOs, economies of scale, diseconomies of scale, international development planning, externality, historical advances in developing and developing countries, interaction between planners and institutions, decentralization, provision of low-cost housing, new-town development, progress, anti-planning arguments, state-centered planning, social control, bureaucracies, good governance, market institutions, collective action, decision making, political savvy, legal sensibility