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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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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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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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11.948 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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11.401 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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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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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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11.401 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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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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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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The ethics of research The ethics of research

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Identifying and addressing ethical issues are key to the success of any clinical trials, particularly when working with vulnerable populations. Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah leads the Department of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement, data sharing, consent and assent in paediatric research. Identifying and addressing ethical issues are key to the success of any clinical trials, particularly when working with vulnerable populations. Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah leads the Department of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement, data sharing, consent and assent in paediatric research.

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bioethics | bioethics | engagement | engagement | thailand | thailand | community | community | bioethics | engagement | thailand | community | bioethics | engagement | thailand | community

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The ethics of research The ethics of research

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Identifying and addressing ethical issues are key to the success of any clinical trials, particularly when working with vulnerable populations. Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah leads the Department of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement, data sharing, consent and assent in paediatric research. Identifying and addressing ethical issues are key to the success of any clinical trials, particularly when working with vulnerable populations. Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah leads the Department of Bioethics & Engagement at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Thailand. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement, data sharing, consent and assent in paediatric research.

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bioethics | bioethics | engagement | engagement | thailand | thailand | community | community | bioethics | engagement | thailand | community | bioethics | engagement | thailand | community

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Fighting malaria in Myanmar Fighting malaria in Myanmar

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Professor Frank Smithuis is the director of MOCRU, Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit. MOCRU involves a network of 6 clinics and 650 community health workers in remote areas. Up until now, Myanmar has spent little on heathcare and receive little assistance from rich countries. Prevention is difficult, which leaves diagnosis and treatment. MOCRU has set up a network of community health workers, trained and supplied with diagnostics and treatments, to help improve access to healthcare for remote communities. Professor Frank Smithuis is the director of MOCRU, Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit. MOCRU involves a network of 6 clinics and 650 community health workers in remote areas. Up until now, Myanmar has spent little on heathcare and receive little assistance from rich countries. Prevention is difficult, which leaves diagnosis and treatment. MOCRU has set up a network of community health workers, trained and supplied with diagnostics and treatments, to help improve access to healthcare for remote communities.

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malaria | malaria | myanmar | myanmar | clinical research | clinical research | community health | community health | diagnosis | diagnosis | treatment | treatment | malaria | myanmar | clinical research | community health | diagnosis | treatment | malaria | myanmar | clinical research | community health | diagnosis | treatment

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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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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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Regional courts as a substitute for the domestic rule of law: The Campbell case before the SADC Tribunal Regional courts as a substitute for the domestic rule of law: The Campbell case before the SADC Tribunal

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Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) delivers a lecture concerning Mike Campbell and the land reform program in Zimbabwe. Delivered as part of the Anglo-­German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. Erika de Wet (University of Pretoria) delivers a lecture concerning Mike Campbell and the land reform program in Zimbabwe. Delivered as part of the Anglo-­German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme.

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sadc | sadc | farmers | farmers | development community | development community | south africa | south africa | mike campbell | mike campbell | zimbabwe | zimbabwe | politics | politics | land reform | land reform | sadc | farmers | development community | south africa | mike campbell | zimbabwe | politics | land reform | 2011-05-23 | sadc | farmers | development community | south africa | mike campbell | zimbabwe | politics | land reform | 2011-05-23

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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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s Children? The Nepali Community in Britain s Children? The Nepali Community in Britain

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The Nepali community is one of the newest minorities in the UK, but already numbers more than 100,000, with the biggest concentrations around Farnborough, Ashford, Wembley and Plumstead. Professor David Gellner, Head of the Department of Anthropology, will share his expertise on Buddhism, Hinduism, and shamanism in Nepal, and describe how those religions are being transformed in the UK. The Nepali community is one of the newest minorities in the UK, but already numbers more than 100,000, with the biggest concentrations around Farnborough, Ashford, Wembley and Plumstead. Professor David Gellner, Head of the Department of Anthropology, will share his expertise on Buddhism, Hinduism, and shamanism in Nepal, and describe how those religions are being transformed in the UK.

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social science | social science | religion | religion | nepal | nepal | alumni | alumni | anthropology | anthropology | diaspora | diaspora | nepalese | nepalese | joanna lumley | joanna lumley | nepalli community | nepalli community | social science | religion | nepal | alumni | anthropology | diaspora | nepalese | joanna lumley | nepalli community | social science | religion | nepal | alumni | anthropology | diaspora | nepalese | joanna lumley | nepalli community

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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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11.950 Citizen Participation, Community Development, and Urban Governance in the Developing World (MIT) 11.950 Citizen Participation, Community Development, and Urban Governance in the Developing World (MIT)

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Citizen participation is everywhere. Invoking it has become de rigueur when discussing cities and regions in the developing world. From the World Bank to the World Social Forum, the virtues of participation are extolled: From its capacity to "deepen democracy" to its ability to improve governance, there is no shortage to the benefits it can bring. While it is clear that participation cannot possibly "do" all that is claimed, it is also clear that citizen participation cannot be dismissed, and that there must be something to it. Figuring out what that something is — whether it is identifying the types of participation or the contexts in which it happens that bring about desirable outcomes — is the goal of the class. Citizen participation is everywhere. Invoking it has become de rigueur when discussing cities and regions in the developing world. From the World Bank to the World Social Forum, the virtues of participation are extolled: From its capacity to "deepen democracy" to its ability to improve governance, there is no shortage to the benefits it can bring. While it is clear that participation cannot possibly "do" all that is claimed, it is also clear that citizen participation cannot be dismissed, and that there must be something to it. Figuring out what that something is — whether it is identifying the types of participation or the contexts in which it happens that bring about desirable outcomes — is the goal of the class.

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citizen participation | citizen participation | community development | community development | urban governance | urban governance | democracy | democracy | citizenship | citizenship | case studies | case studies | globalization | globalization | civil society | civil society | community | community | decision making | decision making | latin america | latin america | south asia | south asia | africa | africa

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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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Europeana 1914-1918: Community Collection Europeana 1914-1918: Community Collection

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Alun Edwards, Manager for RunCoCo, University of Oxford, discusses the value of crowd-sourcing and public engagement in the Europeana 1914-1918 project to digitise First World War memorabilia. Alun Edwards, Manager for RunCoCo, University of Oxford, discusses the value of crowd-sourcing and public engagement in the Europeana 1914-1918 project to digitise First World War memorabilia.

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impact | impact | europe | europe | ww1 | ww1 | engagement | engagement | Outreach | Outreach | community | community | Crowd-sourcing | Crowd-sourcing | history | history | first world war | first world war | world war one | world war one | great war | great war | impact | europe | ww1 | engagement | Outreach | community | Crowd-sourcing | history | first world war | world war one | great war | impact | europe | ww1 | engagement | Outreach | community | Crowd-sourcing | history | first world war | world war one | great war

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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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health from abroad health from abroad

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Looking at the impact of financial remittances on immigrant relatives? access to healthcare via community-based health insurances For many years, the migration and development literature has looked at the impact of financial remittances on immigrant relatives? access to healthcare. More recent work on social remittances also examined the circulation of ideas and practices through migration and its impact on behaviour and consumption patterns in the home country. Surprisingly, however, migration scholars have neglected the interactions between remittances and local health systems in countries of origin. This is all the more surprising considering the abundant literature on health and development that has documented numerous non-governmental initiatives to improve access to care in the Looking at the impact of financial remittances on immigrant relatives? access to healthcare via community-based health insurances For many years, the migration and development literature has looked at the impact of financial remittances on immigrant relatives? access to healthcare. More recent work on social remittances also examined the circulation of ideas and practices through migration and its impact on behaviour and consumption patterns in the home country. Surprisingly, however, migration scholars have neglected the interactions between remittances and local health systems in countries of origin. This is all the more surprising considering the abundant literature on health and development that has documented numerous non-governmental initiatives to improve access to care in the

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remittances | remittances | health insurance | health insurance | congo | congo | migration | migration | community-based health insurance | community-based health insurance | remittances | health insurance | congo | migration | community-based health insurance | 2015-12-02 | remittances | health insurance | congo | migration | community-based health insurance | 2015-12-02

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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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