Professional Planning Studio

Professional Planning Studio
Assessing problem and issue identification, goal formulation, data gathering, synthesis and summary, plan concept and format, and public policy adoption while writing a general plan for a community in Utah.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedGeog 410.
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 510
Course Outcomes

Problem solving

Use problem solving skills to select, diagnose and solve relevant aspects of a complex planning problem including attention to the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders and the guidance provided by conceptual and empirical expertise. (PAB 4.2.3a)

Community Connection

Work with diverse communities, especially communities consisting of disadvantaged groups and persons and racial and ethnic minorities, or immigrant communities. (PAB 4.2.3i)

Plan implementation

Use techniques for the adoption and implementation of plans including relevant regulations, incentives, techniques and technologies. (PAB 4.2.3h)

Plan preparation

Use ideas about the creation of plans, programs or projects to prepare an individually crafted product for a specific planning purpose and audience; demonstrating skill and judgment preparing a planning project that meets minimum professional standards. (PAB 4.2.3f)


Collaborate with peers in joint learning activities organized to produce a plan or planning product for a relevant professional clientele, to mediate disagreements, to interpret contested purposes, and to negotiate between diverse and competing interests. (PAB 4.2.3e)


Use written, oral and graphic skills to compose clear, accurate and compelling text, images and maps in documents and oral presentations. (PAB 4.2.3c)