UPP 594 Ethics in Planning and Public Affairs New Course for Fall, 2003 UPP 594 -- Topics in Urban Planning and Policy: Planning Ethics Fall, 2003 – 6-9 PM TR, Room 115 SH 4 credit hours Course number: 55196 Enrollment Limit: 20 students Albert Schorsch, III, instructor How can a planner and administrator get things done amid the rough and tumble of local and regional government and institutions, and also act with integrity and honesty? Participants will consider approximately ten larger ethical questions in planning and public affairs by means of the case-study method. The instructor and guests will also introduce different traditions and ways of comprehending and addressing ethical problems in action. Both pragmatic and classical approaches to ethical problems will be examined. Much class time will be devoted to discussion and inquiry. Active dialogue and written commentary is expected of participants, as well as weekly reading of articles and cases. Participants should gain from this course a greater familiarity with the vocabulary of ethics and a sense of its importance in planning and public service. Assignments: each student will prepare briefs for two cases, using a differing moral tradition for each. Grading will be based upon case writing and participation. Texts will include: Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners, Carol D. Barrett, 2001, American Planning Association Select shorter readings from among the following and from various articles and cases: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, by Sissela Bok Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation, by Sissela Bok Ethical Land Use: Principles of Policy and Planning, by Timothy Beatley Bureaucratic Responsibility, by John P. Burke The Ethics of Public Service: Resolving Moral Dilemmas in Public Organizations by Kathryn G. Denhardt Ethics and Urban Design, by Gideon S. Golany Urban Design Ethics in Ancient China, by Gideon S. Golany Ethical Issues in Urban Planning and Development, by Stanley J. Hallett The Good City, by Lawrence Haworth Planning Ethics, a Reader in Planning Philosophy, Sue Hendler, ed. Acting on Ethics in City Planning, by Elizabeth Howe How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey Reshaping the Built Environment: Ecology, Ethics, and Economics, edited by Charles J. Kilbert Dilemmas of Planning Practice: Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Validation of Knowledge, by Huw Thomas and Patsy Healey Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre The Right to the City: Social Justice & the Fight for Public Space, by Don Mitchell Ethics in Planning, Martin Wachs, ed.
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