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  • Locations: San Francisco, California, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 05/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 06/12/2017 06/21/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Program Description:

San Francisco - Exploring Great Cities: San Francisco Neighborhood Geography and Planning

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ENVS 368 San Francisco Neighborhood Geography and Planning (4 credits)

Optional: ENVS 368 Bay Area Transit and New Urbanism (2 additional credits)

Pre-departure session dates: June 9, 2017
Travel dates: June 12 - 21, 2017

Join Western faculty and students to explore neighborhoods in the San Francisco area and learn concepts and themes in urban geography and urban planning.

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Program Details

This is a field methods course examining great cities. Concepts and themes in urban geography and urban planning provide a framework for the analysis of the human environments and the forces and efforts that shape them. This course will explore neighborhoods in the San Francisco area. Students will be introduced to key themes in urban geography and urban planning for guidance in observing and analyzing neighborhoods. Particular attention will be given to the intersection of economic, social, cultural (ethnic & subcultural identities), morphological and political dimensions of neighborhoods.

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ENVS 368 (4 credits)
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Paul Stangl 

Paul Stangl is an Associate Professor at Western Washington University; teaching courses in the history and politics of planning, processes and methods in planning, planning for sustainable communities, planning studio and campus planning studio. Research interests include pedestrian planning, new urbanism, urban landscapes, memory and meaning, and Europe and Berlin.

Phone: 360-650-2793
Office: Arntzen Hall 207


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