URBP_236_GS_F07_Bossard_112607 - Urban and Regional Policy...

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Urban and Regional Policy Analysis – URBP 236 San Jose State University – Fall 2007 revised 11-26-07 Professor Earl G. Bossard, AICP Sec. 1: Tues. 7:15-10:00 p.m. Office: WSQ 218B Sec. 2: Wed. 4:00-6:45 p.m. Boccardo Business Center Room 128 Home Phone: (530) 758-1602 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thur-Mon. Office Hours: Wednesdays. 1:00-3:30 p.m., (Sept. 26 to Oct. 24 Wed. office hours will be 9-11:30 a.m.) and by appointment, on Tues. 3-6 or 10-11 p.m., or Wed. 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Email: Bossard3@pacbell.net (A class website will be developed) Course Description This seminar course is an exploration of urban and regional development policy analysis. The course introduces methods of public policy analysis such as identifying data sources, establishing criteria for policy analysis, assessing policy alternatives, monitoring and evaluating policy implementation. Students will work on a policy case study to apply techniques of policy analysis. The course will provide an overview of the policy processes and the policy issues people working in urban and regional development have to face. The course theme this semester is sustainable development, with emphasis on transit-oriented development (TOD). Class discussions will explore practical policy examples developed by institutions involved in urban and regional policy making. Additional readings will either be available on the internet, or handed out in class. Optional, but highly recommended field trips to visit sustainable developments and TOD projects and to meet persons associated with sustainable development and TOD policies and projects will be taken on some Wednesdays, typically in the early afternoon or morning, so that all students can be back on campus for 4:00 p.m. late afternoon classes. There will be one class meeting in Davis, on Saturday, September 22. Policy Case Study Analysis The major course assignment will be a policy case study analysis focusing on a topic related to sustainable development or transit-oriented development. As such case studies are newly emerging phenomena without an established set of detailed guidelines, part of your assignment will be to develop and defend the procedure you use for your case study. “Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success,” a February 2005 report by Renne and Wells, is an example that could be used for the analysis of a TOD related policy (or project undertaken to implement a policy). http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rrd_294.pdf . Course Prerequisite: If you first enrolled in MUP program at SJSU during the fall 2006 semester, or later, to enroll in this course, you must have passed the Writing Skills Test (WST). For more information about the WST, visit the Learning Assistance Resource Center website at http://www.sjsu.edu/larc/resources/wst_prep/tips/ . (MUP students who first enrolled prior to the fall 2006 semester are exempt from the WST
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