This course explores important substantive areas and concepts in the field of urban and regional planning and current urban planning and policy issues . Topics include: Land use planning, urban land use planning in Rwanda, urban renew, intra-urban transport , traffic management and urban infrastructure services. The course will provide an overview of the various fields within planning, such as housing, community development, transportation, environmental planning, urban sprawl and growth management. The focus will be on the major policy issues and problems within each of the fields.