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    Planning from sociological point of view

    I have a question.
    What advantages/disadvantages would you get if you study urban planning from sociological point of view?

    Any idea would be much appreciated.

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    Oct 2009
    Los Angeles
    tons. you should check out any program that has a concentration in community development.

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    Cyburbian wahday's avatar
    May 2005
    New Town
    Policy analysis also draws heavily from sociology. But depending on what area of sociology you are concerned with, I expect it could impact planning in any number of ways - transportation planning, economic development planning, community development planning, etc. Even natural resource planning has to take into account human behavior, especially if you are trying to change things. That requires understanding what people do and that's what sociology is. Figuring out how these behaviors can be built on or altered to protect the health, safety and welfare of communities (and maybe improve their quality of life in the process) is what planning is.
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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Where Valley Fever Lives
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    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    thanks for your replies...

    I am pursuing a masters sociology and planning to write a thesis proposal on community development in general from sociological perspective.
    But I am having trouble ..framing it.

    Any more input would be much appreciated!!!!

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    Explain your topic more

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