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11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT) 11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT)

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The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o

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urban design | urban design | civic planning | civic planning | community planning | community planning | interactive design | interactive design | design studio | design studio | urban renewal | urban renewal | phasing | phasing | neighborhood revitalization | neighborhood revitalization | Springfield | Springfield | Massacusetts | Massacusetts | school design | school design | community interaction | community interaction | urban fabric | urban fabric | north end campus committee | north end campus committee | north end outreach network | north end outreach network | neon | neon | dusp | dusp | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | CRCP | CRCP | community center | community center | Massachusetts | Massachusetts

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11.948 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development (MIT) 11.948 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed. The class website can be found here: Power of Place: Media Technology, You This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed. The class website can be found here: Power of Place: Media Technology, You

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urban environmental design | urban environmental design | information technology | information technology | public education | public education | city design | city design | community development | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | design and planning | grassroots efforts | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | neighborhood-based design | West Philadelphia | West Philadelphia | environmental and community history | environmental and community history | planning | planning | community and watershed | community and watershed | WPLP | WPLP | school and community | school and community | interactive design | interactive design | watershed | watershed | schools | schools

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11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development (MIT) 11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. The class introduces a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Students will engage two neighborhoods: the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, and the Brightwood/Northend neighborhood of Springfield, MA. Students will meet real people working on real projects, put theory into practice, and reflect on insights gained in the process. Our hope is that student work will contribute to new initiatives i This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. The class introduces a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Students will engage two neighborhoods: the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, and the Brightwood/Northend neighborhood of Springfield, MA. Students will meet real people working on real projects, put theory into practice, and reflect on insights gained in the process. Our hope is that student work will contribute to new initiatives i

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workshop | workshop | community development in inner-city neighborhoods | community development in inner-city neighborhoods | internet | internet | digital | digital | teaching tool | teaching tool | media | media | urban | urban | design | design | West Philadelphia | West Philadelphia | Mill Creek | Mill Creek | urban environmental design | urban environmental design | information technology | information technology | public education | public education | city design | city design | community development | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | design and planning | grassroots efforts | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | neighborhood-based design | environmental and community history | environmental and community history | planning | planning | community and watershed | community and watershed | WPLP | WPLP | school and community | school and community | interactive design | interactive design | 11.310 | 11.310 | 4.243 | 4.243

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care, you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural settings. The course does not discuss these terms exclusively in terms of social work practice so service users, carers or anyone interested in community care and the ways in which welfare services are provided would find this course useful. First published on Tue, 05 Apr 2016 as What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care, you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural settings. The course does not discuss these terms exclusively in terms of social work practice so service users, carers or anyone interested in community care and the ways in which welfare services are provided would find this course useful. First published on Tue, 05 Apr 2016 as What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Health Studies | Health Studies | communities | communities | care | care | welfare | welfare

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11.954 Community-Owned Enterprise and Civic Participation (MIT) 11.954 Community-Owned Enterprise and Civic Participation (MIT)

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This course will examine literature and practice regarding community-owned enterprise as an alternative means of increasing community participation and development. The use of cooperatives, credit unions, land trusts, and limited stock ownership enterprises for increasing community participation and empowerment will be examined. This course will examine literature and practice regarding community-owned enterprise as an alternative means of increasing community participation and development. The use of cooperatives, credit unions, land trusts, and limited stock ownership enterprises for increasing community participation and empowerment will be examined.

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cooperatives | cooperatives | capitalism | capitalism | participatory democracy | participatory democracy | social capital | social capital | community governance | community governance | politics | politics | economy | economy | power dynamics | power dynamics | environmental sustainability | environmental sustainability | economic development | economic development | markets | markets | institutions | institutions | community development | community development | poverty | poverty | real estate | real estate | trusts | trusts | housing coops | housing coops | banking | banking | unions | unions | pensions | pensions | investments | investments | privatization | privatization | gainsharing | gainsharing | remittances | remittances

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11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development (MIT) 11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development (MIT)

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As an introduction to the field of Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), the course is structured to: Advance student's understanding of how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, the local economy, and neighborhood institutions; Provide an overview of techniques for framing public and private interventions to meet housing and community development agendas, broadly defined, of inner city and low income neighborhoods; Review and critique specific programs, policies and strategies that are (and have been) directed at local development and neighborhood regeneration issues; Give students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the "housing, community, and economic development" process and the various roles that planner As an introduction to the field of Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), the course is structured to: Advance student's understanding of how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, the local economy, and neighborhood institutions; Provide an overview of techniques for framing public and private interventions to meet housing and community development agendas, broadly defined, of inner city and low income neighborhoods; Review and critique specific programs, policies and strategies that are (and have been) directed at local development and neighborhood regeneration issues; Give students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the "housing, community, and economic development" process and the various roles that planner

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Public policy | Public policy | Private markets | Private markets | Housing | Housing | Economic development | Economic development | The local economy | The local economy | Neighborhood institutions | Neighborhood institutions | Public and private interventions | Public and private interventions | Housing and community development agendas | Housing and community development agendas | Inner city and low income neighborhoods | Inner city and low income neighborhoods | local economies | local economies | low income neighborhoods | low income neighborhoods | community development | community development | urban neighborhoods | urban neighborhoods | community organization | community organization | small business development | small business development | welfare | welfare | work | work | job training | job training | capital | capital | crime | crime | security | security | education | education | faith-based organizations | faith-based organizations

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Public health in community settings: An introduction Public health in community settings: An introduction

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This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people. In doing so, it gives you a sense of the nature and approach of community-based public health work. First published on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 as Public health in community settings: An introduction. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people. In doing so, it gives you a sense of the nature and approach of community-based public health work. First published on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 as Public health in community settings: An introduction. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Public Health | Public Health | K311_2 | K311_2

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1.018J Fundamentals of Ecology (MIT) 1.018J Fundamentals of Ecology (MIT)

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This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems. This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems.

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ecology | ecology | flow of energy | flow of energy | flow of materials | flow of materials | ecosystems | ecosystems | distribution and abundance of organisms | distribution and abundance of organisms | productivity cycles | productivity cycles | biogeochemical cycles | biogeochemical cycles | trophic dynamics | trophic dynamics | community structure and stability | community structure and stability | competition and predation | competition and predation | evolution and natural selection | evolution and natural selection | population growth | population growth | physiological ecology | physiological ecology | aquatic systems | aquatic systems | community structure | community structure | community stability | community stability | competition | competition | predation | predation | distribution | distribution | organisms | organisms | evolution | evolution | natural selection | natural selection | energy flow | energy flow | 1.018 | 1.018 | 7.30 | 7.30

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11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT) 11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT)

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The Springfield Studio is a practicum course that focuses on the economic, programmatic and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of neighborhood economic development and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from an economic and community development perspective. The Springfield Studio is a practicum course that focuses on the economic, programmatic and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of neighborhood economic development and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from an economic and community development perspective.

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economic development | economic development | civic planning | civic planning | community planning | community planning | urban renewal | urban renewal | phasing | phasing | neighborhood revitalization | neighborhood revitalization | Springfield | Springfield | Massacusetts | Massacusetts | community interaction | community interaction | urban fabric | urban fabric | social renewal | social renewal | entrepreneurship | entrepreneurship | economic analysis | economic analysis | small business development | small business development | politics | politics

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11.947 Sustainable Economic Development (MIT) 11.947 Sustainable Economic Development (MIT)

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This course explores the application of environmental and economic development planning, policy and management approaches to urban neighborhood community development. Through an applied service learning approach, the course requires students to prepare a sustainable development plan for a community-based non-profit organization. Through this client-based planning project, students will have the opportunity to test how sustainable development concepts and different economic and environmental planning approaches can be applied to advance specific community goals within the constraints of specific neighborhoods and community organizations. This course explores the application of environmental and economic development planning, policy and management approaches to urban neighborhood community development. Through an applied service learning approach, the course requires students to prepare a sustainable development plan for a community-based non-profit organization. Through this client-based planning project, students will have the opportunity to test how sustainable development concepts and different economic and environmental planning approaches can be applied to advance specific community goals within the constraints of specific neighborhoods and community organizations.

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sustainable development | sustainable development | economic development | economic development | brownfields | brownfields | neighborhoods | neighborhoods | market analysis | market analysis | industrial ecology | industrial ecology | green development | green development | economic base analysis | economic base analysis | economic indicators | economic indicators | environmental risks | environmental risks | pollution | pollution | environmental health | environmental health | environmental justice | environmental justice | green design | green design | technology transfer | technology transfer | small business development | small business development | land use planning | land use planning

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11.423 Information and Communication Technologies in Community Development (MIT) 11.423 Information and Communication Technologies in Community Development (MIT)

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This practicum subject integrates theory and practice through the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community information infrastructure that promotes democratic involvement and informs community development projects. Students work with Lawrence Community Works, Inc. to involve constituents and generate solutions to an important planning problem in the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Final project presentations take place in a public forum, and serve to inform future development of the information infrastructure. Subject begins with an overview of the digital divide, e-government, public participation GIS, and neighborhood information systems. Subject includes a reflection component and a deliberate investigation of race, class, and gender dynamics. This practicum subject integrates theory and practice through the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive community information infrastructure that promotes democratic involvement and informs community development projects. Students work with Lawrence Community Works, Inc. to involve constituents and generate solutions to an important planning problem in the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Final project presentations take place in a public forum, and serve to inform future development of the information infrastructure. Subject begins with an overview of the digital divide, e-government, public participation GIS, and neighborhood information systems. Subject includes a reflection component and a deliberate investigation of race, class, and gender dynamics.

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theory and practice | theory and practice | implementation | implementation | evaluation | evaluation | comprehensive community information infrastructure | comprehensive community information infrastructure | democratic involvement | democratic involvement | community development projects | community development projects | Lawrence Community Works | Lawrence Community Works | Inc. | Inc. | planning problem in the City of Lawrence | planning problem in the City of Lawrence | Massachusetts | Massachusetts | the digital divide | the digital divide | e-government | e-government | public participation | public participation | GIS | GIS | neighborhood information systems | neighborhood information systems | Lawrence Community Works | Inc. | Lawrence Community Works | Inc. | planning problem in the City of Lawrence | Massachusetts | planning problem in the City of Lawrence | Massachusetts

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Social care in the community Social care in the community

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Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision. This free course, Social care in the community, focuses on one important area of social care, home care for older people. First published on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 as Social care in the community. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015 Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision. This free course, Social care in the community, focuses on one important area of social care, home care for older people. First published on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 as Social care in the community. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015 First published on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 as Social care in the community. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015 First published on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 as Social care in the community. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2015

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Health | Sports & Psychology | Health | Sports & Psychology | Social Care | Social Care | Social Work | Social Work | K101_2 | K101_2 | social care | social care | family care | family care | home care | home care

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Creativity, community and ICT Creativity, community and ICT

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What do you think being creative means? This free course, Creativity, community and ICT, engages with the debates surrounding the term 'creativity' and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The course would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session. First published on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 as Creativity, community and ICT. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 What do you think being creative means? This free course, Creativity, community and ICT, engages with the debates surrounding the term 'creativity' and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The course would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session. First published on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 as Creativity, community and ICT. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 as Creativity, community and ICT. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 as Creativity, community and ICT. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Education | Education | creativity | creativity | teaching | teaching | knowledge | knowledge

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11.945 Springfield Studio (MIT)

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The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of physical design/urban design and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from a design and development perspective. Urban design issues are investigated in the context of social and economic challenges within the community. Thus, the course has dual goals: analyze physical conditions in the community, assess community need, propose physical design interventions; and assess community capacity and programmatic needs. The ultimate goal is to explore the integration o

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urban design | civic planning | community planning | interactive design | design studio | urban renewal | phasing | neighborhood revitalization | Springfield | Massacusetts | school design | community interaction | urban fabric | north end campus committee | north end outreach network | neon | dusp | MIT Center for Reflexive Community Practice | CRCP | community center | Massachusetts

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11.948 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed. The class website can be found here: Power of Place: Media Technology, You

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urban environmental design | information technology | public education | city design | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | West Philadelphia | environmental and community history | planning | community and watershed | WPLP | school and community | interactive design | watershed | schools

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Collaborative problem solving for community safety

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This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community-based public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems, and how to implement them in a community setting. First published on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 as Collaborative problem solving for community safety. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Money & Business | Community | collaboration | creative | problem solving | CPS_1 | policing | Community safety | Skills for learning: communication | Skills for learning: career development

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11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course examines the policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. It reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, and health issues. The course incorporates considerations of financing, pricing, institutional structure, consumer demand, and community participation in the planning process. And it valuates policies and projects in case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. This course examines the policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. It reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, and health issues. The course incorporates considerations of financing, pricing, institutional structure, consumer demand, and community participation in the planning process. And it valuates policies and projects in case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

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planning; water supply; sanitation; developing countries; sanitation technologies; service pricing; alternative institutional structures; privatization; consumer demand; community participation; planning processes; environmental health; public health; water supply and sanitation planning; low-income households; case studies; policy memos; journals; environment; sustainability; pollution | planning; water supply; sanitation; developing countries; sanitation technologies; service pricing; alternative institutional structures; privatization; consumer demand; community participation; planning processes; environmental health; public health; water supply and sanitation planning; low-income households; case studies; policy memos; journals; environment; sustainability; pollution | Planning | Planning | water supply | water supply | sanitation | sanitation | developing countries | developing countries | sanitation technologies | sanitation technologies | service pricing | service pricing | alternative institutional structures | alternative institutional structures | privatization | privatization | consumer demand | consumer demand | community participation | community participation | planning processes | planning processes | environmental health | environmental health | public health | public health | water supply and sanitation planning | water supply and sanitation planning | low-income households | low-income households | case studies | case studies | policy memos | policy memos | journals | journals | environment | environment | sustainability | sustainability | pollution | pollution

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and other stories of the amazing everyday in the community

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Chris Morgan 'Mog' (University of Glamorgan, GEECS) presents on the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project and the collection of digital stories that community members make. Stories hold a special power to engage people and when those stories are personal, honest and genuine they can captivate and inspire in a way that excites, moves and motivates us. All personal stories have a special honesty that the storyteller themselves is not always conscious of, as so much can be said in a pause, a change of tone and a turn of phrase in which we hear the truth and genuineness of experience. As part of the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project Mog's team collects digital stories that community members make for themselves, their community, family and friends using technology that many exper Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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runcoco | community | crowdsourcing | collections | learning technologies | learning technology | runcoco | community | crowdsourcing | collections | learning technologies | learning technology | 2011-05-26

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and other stories of the amazing everyday in the community

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Chris Morgan 'Mog' (University of Glamorgan, GEECS) presents on the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project and the collection of digital stories that community members make. Stories hold a special power to engage people and when those stories are personal, honest and genuine they can captivate and inspire in a way that excites, moves and motivates us. All personal stories have a special honesty that the storyteller themselves is not always conscious of, as so much can be said in a pause, a change of tone and a turn of phrase in which we hear the truth and genuineness of experience. As part of the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project Mog's team collects digital stories that community members make for themselves, their community, family and friends using technology that many exper Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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runcoco | community | crowdsourcing | collections | learning technologies | learning technology | runcoco | community | crowdsourcing | collections | learning technologies | learning technology | 2011-05-26

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17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT) 17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT)

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How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics. How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics.

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community | community | public life | public life | social network | social network | norms | norms | association | association | civil society | civil society | international relations | international relations | politics | politics | democracy | democracy | social capital | social capital | state | state | NGO | NGO | globalization | globalization | power | power | corruption | corruption | gender | gender | citizen | citizen | rebellion | rebellion | trust | trust | participation | participation | empowerment | empowerment

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11.362 Environmental Management Practicum: Brownfield Redevelopment (MIT) 11.362 Environmental Management Practicum: Brownfield Redevelopment (MIT)

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Through site-specific client-based work, this course will allow students to materially contribute to redevelopment decision-making regarding a former inner-city industrial site. The course will focus on generating and analyzing pragmatic redevelopment scenarios given the issues of brownfields and environmental contamination, community preferences, regulatory constraints and economic realities. The course is designed along two parallel and mutually reinforcing educational tracks: Field learning and classroom reflection, with ample time built into the schedule for both. As the course will focus on an actual site, there will be a sizeable portion of student time spent on location and in the surrounding community. Through site-specific client-based work, this course will allow students to materially contribute to redevelopment decision-making regarding a former inner-city industrial site. The course will focus on generating and analyzing pragmatic redevelopment scenarios given the issues of brownfields and environmental contamination, community preferences, regulatory constraints and economic realities. The course is designed along two parallel and mutually reinforcing educational tracks: Field learning and classroom reflection, with ample time built into the schedule for both. As the course will focus on an actual site, there will be a sizeable portion of student time spent on location and in the surrounding community.

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redevelopment | redevelopment | brownfields | brownfields | environmental contamination | environmental contamination | communities | communities | regulatory constraints | regulatory constraints | economics | economics | community-based planning | community-based planning | stakeholder interviews | stakeholder interviews | project assessment | project assessment | Boston | Boston | Dorchester | Dorchester | transit jobs | transit jobs | housing | housing | physical design | physical design

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11.945 Katrina Practicum (MIT) 11.945 Katrina Practicum (MIT)

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In the wake of Katrina the entire gulf coast is embroiled in a struggle over what constitutes "appropriate" rebuilding and redevelopment efforts. This practicum will engage students in a set of work groups designed to assist local community based institutions and people in shaping the policy and practices that will guide the redevelopment and rebuilding efforts in the city of New Orleans. In the wake of Katrina the entire gulf coast is embroiled in a struggle over what constitutes "appropriate" rebuilding and redevelopment efforts. This practicum will engage students in a set of work groups designed to assist local community based institutions and people in shaping the policy and practices that will guide the redevelopment and rebuilding efforts in the city of New Orleans.

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new orleans | new orleans | hurricane katrina | hurricane katrina | rebuilding after disaster | rebuilding after disaster | environmental planning | environmental planning | housing development | housing development | cooperative housing | cooperative housing | land trusts | land trusts | contamination | contamination | racial politics | racial politics | urban politics | urban politics | new orleans history | new orleans history | economic development | economic development | hazard mitigation | hazard mitigation | community development | community development | community organizing | community organizing

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EC.S11 Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare (MIT) EC.S11 Engineering Capacity in Community-Based Healthcare (MIT)

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This multidisciplinary seminar addresses fundamental issues in global health faced by community-based healthcare programs in developing countries. Students will broadly explore topics with expert lecturers and guided readings. Topics will be further illuminated with case studies from healthcare programs in urban centers of Zambia. Multidisciplinary teams will be formed to develop feasible solutions to specific health challenges posed in the case studies and encouraged to pursue their ideas beyond the seminar. Possible global health topics include community-based AIDS/HIV management, maternity care, health diagnostics, and information technology in patient management and tracking. Students from Medicine, Public Health, Engineering, Management, and Social Sciences are encouraged to enroll. N This multidisciplinary seminar addresses fundamental issues in global health faced by community-based healthcare programs in developing countries. Students will broadly explore topics with expert lecturers and guided readings. Topics will be further illuminated with case studies from healthcare programs in urban centers of Zambia. Multidisciplinary teams will be formed to develop feasible solutions to specific health challenges posed in the case studies and encouraged to pursue their ideas beyond the seminar. Possible global health topics include community-based AIDS/HIV management, maternity care, health diagnostics, and information technology in patient management and tracking. Students from Medicine, Public Health, Engineering, Management, and Social Sciences are encouraged to enroll. N

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developing country | developing country | Africa | Africa | Zambia | Zambia | AIDS | AIDS | HIV | HIV | ART | ART | public health | public health | health policy | health policy | NGO | NGO | disease | disease | sex | sex | antiretroviral | antiretroviral | VCT | VCT | counseling | counseling | community | community | CD4 | CD4 | WHO | WHO

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Lecture 33: Ethics in Games Lecture 33: Ethics in Games

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Description: Mia Consalvo asks students for examples illustrating how game designers construct ethical systems, how users act within those systems, and the role of community norms. How do players connect behavioral standards inside and outside the game world? Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Mia Consalvo (Comparative Media Studies)Keywords: ethical systems, violence, simulation, obscenity, morals, virtual economy, griefing, abstraction, censorship, geopolitics, community standards, social commentary, relativismTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA) Description: Mia Consalvo asks students for examples illustrating how game designers construct ethical systems, how users act within those systems, and the role of community norms. How do players connect behavioral standards inside and outside the game world? Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Mia Consalvo (Comparative Media Studies)Keywords: ethical systems, violence, simulation, obscenity, morals, virtual economy, griefing, abstraction, censorship, geopolitics, community standards, social commentary, relativismTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA)

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ethical systems | ethical systems | violence | violence | simulation | simulation | obscenity | obscenity | morals | morals | virtual economy | virtual economy | griefing | griefing | abstraction | abstraction | censorship | censorship | geopolitics | geopolitics | community standards | community standards | social commentary | social commentary | relativism | relativism

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11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. The class introduces a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Students will engage two neighborhoods: the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, and the Brightwood/Northend neighborhood of Springfield, MA. Students will meet real people working on real projects, put theory into practice, and reflect on insights gained in the process. Our hope is that student work will contribute to new initiatives i

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workshop | community development in inner-city neighborhoods | internet | digital | teaching tool | media | urban | design | West Philadelphia | Mill Creek | urban environmental design | information technology | public education | city design | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | environmental and community history | planning | community and watershed | WPLP | school and community | interactive design | 11.310 | 4.243

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