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11.489 The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities (MIT) 11.489 The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities (MIT)

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This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretical and empirical, with considerable thought paid to comparative and historical differences. This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretical and empirical, with considerable thought paid to comparative and historical differences.

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urban growth | urban growth | city structure | city structure | urban history | urban history | economics | economics | urban form and function | urban form and function | inter-urban dynamics | inter-urban dynamics | intra-urban dynamics | intra-urban dynamics | housing | housing | employment | employment | industrialization | industrialization | globalization | globalization | politics | politics | policy | policy | growth management | growth management | de-industrialization | de-industrialization | centralization | centralization | de-centralization | de-centralization | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban decline | urban decline | suburbanization | suburbanization | sprawl | sprawl

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11.433J Real Estate Economics (MIT) 11.433J Real Estate Economics (MIT)

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This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate. This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate.

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real estate; property; macroeconomic factors; supply and demand; market cycles; land markets; demographic trends; transportation; government regulation; real estate market; demographic analysis; regional growth; residential construction; new home building; commercial construction; retail stores; urban location theory; predicting demand; modeling techniques; urban economics; land use; urban growth; residential development; gentrification; zoning; property taxes; neighboorhood effects | real estate; property; macroeconomic factors; supply and demand; market cycles; land markets; demographic trends; transportation; government regulation; real estate market; demographic analysis; regional growth; residential construction; new home building; commercial construction; retail stores; urban location theory; predicting demand; modeling techniques; urban economics; land use; urban growth; residential development; gentrification; zoning; property taxes; neighboorhood effects | real estate | real estate | property | property | macroeconomic factors | macroeconomic factors | supply and demand | supply and demand | market cycles | market cycles | land markets | land markets | demographic trends | demographic trends | transportation | transportation | government regulation | government regulation | real estate market | real estate market | demographic analysis | demographic analysis | regional growth | regional growth | residential construction | residential construction | new home building | new home building | commercial construction | commercial construction | retail stores | retail stores | urban location theory | urban location theory | predicting demand | predicting demand | modeling techniques | modeling techniques | urban economics | urban economics | land use | land use | urban growth | urban growth | residential development | residential development | gentrification | gentrification | zoning | zoning | property taxes | property taxes | neighboorhood effects | neighboorhood effects

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11.001J Introduction to Urban Design and Development (MIT) 11.001J Introduction to Urban Design and Development (MIT)

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This is a class about how cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas change.   It is an introductory subject for undergraduates that examines both the evolving structure of the American metropolis and the ways that it  can be designed and developed. Topics range from grand ideas proposed by single individuals to smaller more incremental processes carried out through collaboration by a variety of contending parties.  You will see how cities and suburbs have been changed in the past and how you and others may help change them in the future. This is a class about how cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas change.   It is an introductory subject for undergraduates that examines both the evolving structure of the American metropolis and the ways that it  can be designed and developed. Topics range from grand ideas proposed by single individuals to smaller more incremental processes carried out through collaboration by a variety of contending parties.  You will see how cities and suburbs have been changed in the past and how you and others may help change them in the future.

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city | city | suburbs | suburbs | suburban sprawl | suburban sprawl | American metropolis | American metropolis | urban design | urban design | urban development | urban development | Boston | Boston | industrial cities | industrial cities | housing | housing | workplaces | workplaces | urban planning | urban planning | public spaces | public spaces | performance zoning | performance zoning | land use regulation | land use regulation | urban renewal | urban renewal | American public housing | American public housing | privatization | privatization | New Urbanism | New Urbanism | heritage areas | heritage areas | environmental regulation | environmental regulation | community activism | community activism | urban utopias | urban utopias | development controls | development controls | 11.001 | 11.001 | 4.250 | 4.250

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馻randa, J. L.) La Acci髇 Administrativa en Sectores Espec韋icos 馻randa, J. L.) La Acci髇 Administrativa en Sectores Espec韋icos

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En la asignatura "La Acci髇 Administrativa en Sectores Espec韋icos" se lleva a cabo una introducci髇 en los 醡bitos de referencia en los que se proyecta la acci髇 administrativa. El objetivo es ofrecer una visi髇 en vertical de las instituciones propias del Derecho administrativo que se estudian en horizontal en las asignaturas precedentes. En la asignatura "La Acci髇 Administrativa en Sectores Espec韋icos" se lleva a cabo una introducci髇 en los 醡bitos de referencia en los que se proyecta la acci髇 administrativa. El objetivo es ofrecer una visi髇 en vertical de las instituciones propias del Derecho administrativo que se estudian en horizontal en las asignaturas precedentes.

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醤ica Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad | 醤ica Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad | 醤ica 2/1986 | 醤ica 2/1986 | Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad | Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad | Grado en Derecho | Grado en Derecho | 髇 de impacto ambiental | 髇 de impacto ambiental | 髇 de servicios | 髇 de servicios | | | Electricidad | Electricidad | Ley del Suelo | Ley del Suelo | 髇 de industrias | 髇 de industrias | 韘tico | 韘tico | 2014 | 2014 | 髇 de la econom韆 | 髇 de la econom韆 | Seguridad y calidad de la industria | Seguridad y calidad de la industria | 韆 administrativa | 韆 administrativa | 鷅lica | 鷅lica | 髇 responsable | 髇 responsable | Medio ambiente | Medio ambiente | 鷅lico del suelo | 鷅lico del suelo | 髇 urbana | 髇 urbana | 韘ticas | 韘ticas | Sectores en red | Sectores en red | 鷏timo recurso | 鷏timo recurso | Ley paraguas | Ley paraguas | 髇 p鷅lica | 髇 p鷅lica | 鷅lico | 鷅lico | 閏trica Espa駉la | 閏trica Espa駉la | Actividades clasificadas | Actividades clasificadas | 醤ica 1/1992 | 醤ica 1/1992 | Vigilantes de seguridad | Vigilantes de seguridad | Ley 54/1997 | Ley 54/1997 | Ley General de Telecomunicaciones | Ley General de Telecomunicaciones | Calidad industrial | Calidad industrial | Real Decreto Legislativo 2/2008 | Real Decreto Legislativo 2/2008 | Ley Omnibus | Ley Omnibus | Obligaciones de servicio publico | Obligaciones de servicio publico | Industria | Industria | Administraciones independientes | Administraciones independientes | 髇 ambiental | 髇 ambiental | Vivienda | Vivienda | Seguridad industrial | Seguridad industrial | Suelo no urbanizable | Suelo no urbanizable | 鷅licos | 鷅licos | 髇 urban韘tica | 髇 urban韘tica | Puertos | Puertos | Actividad de fomento | Actividad de fomento | 閏trico | 閏trico | Normas subsidiarias | Normas subsidiarias | Carreteras | Carreteras | 髇 financiera | 髇 financiera | Infraestructuras en red | Infraestructuras en red | 韆s urbanismo | 韆s urbanismo | | | 髇 del territorio | 髇 del territorio | Libre competencia | Libre competencia | 髇 medio ambiental | 髇 medio ambiental | 閟 general | 閟 general | 髇 econ髆ica | 髇 econ髆ica | Derecho Administrativo | Derecho Administrativo | Directiva de servicios | Directiva de servicios | Libertad de empresa | Libertad de empresa | 髇 del planeamiento | 髇 del planeamiento | Comunicaciones previas | Comunicaciones previas | Ley 25/2009 | Ley 25/2009 | Actividades de servicios | Actividades de servicios | Derecho de emisiones contaminantes | Derecho de emisiones contaminantes | 韘tica | 韘tica | 韆 Nacional | 韆 Nacional | Administraciones reguladoras | Administraciones reguladoras | Telecomunicaciones | Telecomunicaciones | 鷅licas | 鷅licas | Aeropuertos | Aeropuertos | 骻ica | 骻ica | Suelo urbano | Suelo urbano | Seguridad ciudadana | Seguridad ciudadana | Entes reguladores | Entes reguladores | 髇 del suelo | 髇 del suelo | Guardias de seguridad privada | Guardias de seguridad privada | Directiva Bolkestein | Directiva Bolkestein | Ley 17/2009 | Ley 17/2009 | Servicio universal | Servicio universal | Seguridad privada | Seguridad privada | Guardia Civil | Guardia Civil | Suelo urbanizable | Suelo urbanizable | Sectores regulados | Sectores regulados | 髇 de la Seguridad Ciudadana | 髇 de la Seguridad Ciudadana | Ley 32/2003 | Ley 32/2003 | Planes Especiales | Planes Especiales | Sistema europeo de bancos centrales | Sistema europeo de bancos centrales

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21H.234J Downtown (MIT) 21H.234J Downtown (MIT)

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This seminar focuses on downtowns in U.S. cities from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests; on the changing character of downtown; and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Subjects to be considered will include subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. The focus will be on readings, discussions, and individual research projects. This seminar focuses on downtowns in U.S. cities from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests; on the changing character of downtown; and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Subjects to be considered will include subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. The focus will be on readings, discussions, and individual research projects.

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21H.234 | 21H.234 | 11.339 | 11.339 | 11.026 | 11.026 | urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | "white flight" | "white flight" | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts

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11.014J American Urban History II (MIT) 11.014J American Urban History II (MIT)

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This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper. This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper.

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11.014 | 11.014 | 21H.232 | 21H.232 | urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | "white flight" | "white flight" | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts | zoos | zoos | entertainment | entertainment

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11.139 The City in Film (MIT) 11.139 The City in Film (MIT)

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Using film as a lens to explore and interpret various aspects of the urban experience in both the U.S. and abroad, this course presents a survey of important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present day, including changes in technology, bureaucracy, and industrialization; immigration and national identity; race, class, gender, and economic inequality; politics, conformity, and urban anomie; and planning, development, private property, displacement, sprawl, environmental degradation, and suburbanization. Using film as a lens to explore and interpret various aspects of the urban experience in both the U.S. and abroad, this course presents a survey of important developments in urbanism from 1900 to the present day, including changes in technology, bureaucracy, and industrialization; immigration and national identity; race, class, gender, and economic inequality; politics, conformity, and urban anomie; and planning, development, private property, displacement, sprawl, environmental degradation, and suburbanization.

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cities | cities | urban | urban | urban experience | urban experience | urbanism | urbanism | development | development | technology | technology | bureaucracy | bureaucracy | industrialization | industrialization | immigration | immigration | national identity | national identity | race | race | class | class | gender | gender | economic inequality | economic inequality | politics | politics | conformity | conformity | urban anomie | urban anomie | planning | planning | private property | private property | displacement | displacement | sprawl | sprawl | environmental degradation | environmental degradation | suburbanization | suburbanization | metropolis | metropolis | berlin symphony of a great city | berlin symphony of a great city | the crowd | the crowd | modern times | modern times | ladri di biciclette | ladri di biciclette | bicycle thieves | bicycle thieves | the naked city | the naked city | west side story | west side story | play time | play time | midnight cowboy | midnight cowboy | blade runner | blade runner | do the right thing | do the right thing | london | london | night on earth | night on earth

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11.947 Imaging the City: The Place of Media in City Design and Development (MIT) 11.947 Imaging the City: The Place of Media in City Design and Development (MIT)

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Kevin Lynch's landmark volume, The Image of the City (1960), emphasized the perceptual characteristics of the urban environment, stressing the ways that individuals mentally organize their own sensory experience of cities. Increasingly, however, city imaging is supplemented and constructed by exposure to visual media, rather than by direct sense experience of urban realms. City images are not static, but subject to constant revision and manipulation by a variety of media-savvy individuals and institutions. In recent years, urban designers (and others) have used the idea of city image proactively -- seeking innovative ways to alter perceptions of urban, suburban, and regional areas. City imaging, in this sense, is the process of constructing visually-based narratives about the potential of Kevin Lynch's landmark volume, The Image of the City (1960), emphasized the perceptual characteristics of the urban environment, stressing the ways that individuals mentally organize their own sensory experience of cities. Increasingly, however, city imaging is supplemented and constructed by exposure to visual media, rather than by direct sense experience of urban realms. City images are not static, but subject to constant revision and manipulation by a variety of media-savvy individuals and institutions. In recent years, urban designers (and others) have used the idea of city image proactively -- seeking innovative ways to alter perceptions of urban, suburban, and regional areas. City imaging, in this sense, is the process of constructing visually-based narratives about the potential of

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digital media | digital media | cities | cities | urbanism | urbanism | typology | typology | form | form | space making | space making | mythology industrialization | mythology industrialization | urban history | urban history | political urbanism | political urbanism | London | London | Paris | Paris | Jerusalem | Jerusalem | Johannesburg | Johannesburg | New York | New York | St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg | Barcelona | Barcelona | Vienna | Vienna | Chicago | Chicago | Berlin | Berlin | Chandigarh | Chandigarh | urban development | urban development | theories of place | theories of place | utopianism | utopianism | suburbs | suburbs | suburban development | suburban development

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11.016J The City (MIT) 11.016J The City (MIT)

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What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities -- from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city -- and the processes that shape them.The class website can be found here: The City. What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities -- from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city -- and the processes that shape them.The class website can be found here: The City.

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urban context | urban context | history | history | growth | growth | urban development | urban development | the city | the city | storytelling | storytelling | writing | writing | landscape | landscape | place | place | narrative | narrative | urban planning | urban planning | seeing | seeing | digital photography | digital photography | digital editing | digital editing | community | community | urban revitalization | urban revitalization | neighborhood | neighborhood | development | development | urban form | urban form | downtown | downtown | inner-city | inner-city | suburb | suburb | edge city | edge city | Boston | Boston | 11.016 | 11.016 | 4.211 | 4.211

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11.014J American Urban History II (MIT) 11.014J American Urban History II (MIT)

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This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper. This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper.

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urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | white flight | white flight | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts | zoos | zoos | entertainment | entertainment | 11.014 | 11.014 | 21H.232 | 21H.232

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4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT) 4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT)

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Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be made at a distinction between descriptive and normative theory, by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. The class will concentrate on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. It analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city making, social structure, and physical design. Case studies of several cities will be presented as examples of the theories discussed in the class. Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be made at a distinction between descriptive and normative theory, by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. The class will concentrate on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. It analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city making, social structure, and physical design. Case studies of several cities will be presented as examples of the theories discussed in the class.

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cities | cities | urbanism | urbanism | typology | typology | form | form | space making | space making | mythology | mythology | industrialization | industrialization | urban history | urban history | political urbanism | political urbanism | London | London | Paris | Paris | Jerusalem | Jerusalem | Johannesburg | Johannesburg | New York | New York | St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg | Barcelona | Barcelona | Vienna | Vienna | Chicago | Chicago | Berlin | Berlin | Chandigarh | Chandigarh | urban development | urban development | theories of place | theories of place | utopianism | utopianism | suburbs | suburbs | suburban development | suburban development | 4.241 | 4.241 | 11.330 | 11.330

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4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT) 4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. Case studies will highlight the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. Through examples and historical context, current issues of city form in relation to city-making, social structure, and physical design will also be discussed and analyzed. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. Case studies will highlight the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. Through examples and historical context, current issues of city form in relation to city-making, social structure, and physical design will also be discussed and analyzed.

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cities | cities | urbanism | urbanism | architecture | architecture | modernism | modernism | typology | typology | form | form | space | space | grid | grid | industrialization | industrialization | urban history | urban history | Kevin Lynch | Kevin Lynch | political urbanism | political urbanism | London | London | Paris | Paris | Jerusalem | Jerusalem | Johannesburg | Johannesburg | New York | New York | St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg | Barcelona | Barcelona | Vienna | Vienna | Chicago | Chicago | Berlin | Berlin | Chandigarh | Chandigarh | urban development | urban development | utopianism | utopianism | suburb | suburb | suburban development | suburban development

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11.016J The Once and Future City (MIT) 11.016J The Once and Future City (MIT)

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What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities - from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city - and the processes that shape them. The class Web site can be found here: The City. What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities - from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city - and the processes that shape them. The class Web site can be found here: The City.

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urban context | urban context | history | history | growth | growth | urban development | urban development | the city | the city | storytelling | storytelling | writing | writing | landscape | landscape | place | place | narrative | narrative | urban planning | urban planning | seeing | seeing | digital photography | digital photography | digital editing | digital editing | community | community | urban revitalization | urban revitalization | neighborhood | neighborhood | 11.016 | 11.016 | 4.211 | 4.211

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11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets: St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans (MIT) 11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets: St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans (MIT)

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This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas: An overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed; The physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives; The policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; and The formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district. This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas: An overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed; The physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives; The policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; and The formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district.

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urban studies | urban studies | new orleans | new orleans | revitalization | revitalization | urban planning | urban planning | flood | flood | disaster | disaster | Hurricane Katrina | Hurricane Katrina | urban main streets | urban main streets | urban | urban | st. claude avenue | st. claude avenue | recovery | recovery

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11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT) 11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT)

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This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradigmatic shifts for urban scholarship, social policy and the planning practice. This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradigmatic shifts for urban scholarship, social policy and the planning practice.

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urban sociology | urban sociology | social change | social change | urbanism | urbanism | urban growth | urban growth | environmental sociology | environmental sociology | human ecology | human ecology | underclass | underclass | social inequality | social inequality | political power | political power | socio-spatial change | socio-spatial change | built environment | built environment | race and politics | race and politics | political economy | political economy | urban villages | urban villages | globalization | globalization | social justice | social justice | community | community | social networks | social networks

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11.016J The Once and Future City (MIT) 11.016J The Once and Future City (MIT)

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What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities - from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city - and the processes that shape them. The class Web site can be found here: The City. What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities - from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city - and the processes that shape them. The class Web site can be found here: The City.

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urban context | urban context | history | history | growth | growth | urban development | urban development | the city | the city | storytelling | storytelling | writing | writing | landscape | landscape | place | place | narrative | narrative | urban planning | urban planning | seeing | seeing | digital photography | digital photography | digital editing | digital editing | community | community | urban revitalization | urban revitalization | neighborhood | neighborhood | 11.016 | 11.016 | 4.211 | 4.211

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11.949 City Visions: Past and Future (MIT) 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future (MIT)

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This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of cities and the lives of their inhabitants. The remaining weeks focus more explicitly on the theory and practice of design visions for the city, the latter in both utopian and realized form. One of our aims will be to assess the conditions under which a variety of design visions were conceived, and to as This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of cities and the lives of their inhabitants. The remaining weeks focus more explicitly on the theory and practice of design visions for the city, the latter in both utopian and realized form. One of our aims will be to assess the conditions under which a variety of design visions were conceived, and to as

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understandings of the city | understandings of the city | social science literature and the field of urban design | social science literature and the field of urban design | literature on the history and theory of the city | literature on the history and theory of the city | larger territorial settings | larger territorial settings | nature | character | and functioning of cities | nature | character | and functioning of cities | lives of inhabitants | lives of inhabitants | theory and practice of design visions for the city | theory and practice of design visions for the city | utopian | utopian | utopian and realized form | utopian and realized form | patterns of territorial ?nestedness? | patterns of territorial ?nestedness? | future prospects of cities | future prospects of cities | territory | territory | cities | cities | context | context | local | local | national | national | global | global | urban settings | urban settings | city design | city design | social justice | social justice | politics of change | politics of change | urban design | urban design | history | history | theory | theory | territorial settings | territorial settings | urbanites | urbanites | city dwellers | city dwellers | inhabitants | inhabitants | nestedness | nestedness | regional | regional | imperial | imperial | politics | politics | sociology | sociology

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11.307 Beijing Urban Design Studio (MIT) 11.307 Beijing Urban Design Studio (MIT)

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This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio, making it one of the most successful and enduring international academic programs between China and the U.S. It has received the Irwin Sizer Award from MIT for outstanding innovation in education. The studio takes place over five weeks in June and July including several weeks in residence at Tsinghu This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio, making it one of the most successful and enduring international academic programs between China and the U.S. It has received the Irwin Sizer Award from MIT for outstanding innovation in education. The studio takes place over five weeks in June and July including several weeks in residence at Tsinghu

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China | China | Beijing | Beijing | urban planning | urban planning | international relations | international relations | site planning | site planning | building use | building use | services | services | zoning | zoning | urban improvement | urban improvement | reuse | reuse | green building | green building | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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11.489 The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities (MIT)

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This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretical and empirical, with considerable thought paid to comparative and historical differences.

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urban growth | city structure | urban history | economics | urban form and function | inter-urban dynamics | intra-urban dynamics | housing | employment | industrialization | globalization | politics | policy | growth management | de-industrialization | centralization | de-centralization | urban renewal | urban decline | suburbanization | sprawl

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11.328J Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the City (MIT) 11.328J Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the City (MIT)

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The course is designed to be an introduction to methods of analyzing, evaluating, and recording the urban environment first hand. Its aim is to supplement existing courses that cover theory and history of city design and planning and to better prepare students without prior design background for the studio sequence. The course is designed to be an introduction to methods of analyzing, evaluating, and recording the urban environment first hand. Its aim is to supplement existing courses that cover theory and history of city design and planning and to better prepare students without prior design background for the studio sequence.

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urban environment | urban environment | design | design | streets | streets | public places | public places | shaping neighborhood form and function | shaping neighborhood form and function | natural systems | natural systems | urban fabric | urban fabric | urban planning | urban planning | city planning | city planning | urban studio | urban studio | recording | recording | visual presentation | visual presentation | surveys | surveys | 11.328 | 11.328 | 4.240 | 4.240

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11.332J Urban Design (MIT) 11.332J Urban Design (MIT)

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For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, has been the scene of debates as to how best to meet the competing expectations of different stakeholders. Where there has been success, it has frequently been the result, at least in part, of inventive urban design proposals and the design and implementation of new institutional arrangements to accomplish those proposals. Where there has been failure it has often been explained by the inability - or unwillingness - of one stakeholder to accept and accommodate the expectations of another. The two most recent fall Urban Design Studios have examined these issues at a larger scale. In 2001 we looked at the possible patterns for growth and change in Cambridge, UK, as triggered by the plans of Cambridge University. And i For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, has been the scene of debates as to how best to meet the competing expectations of different stakeholders. Where there has been success, it has frequently been the result, at least in part, of inventive urban design proposals and the design and implementation of new institutional arrangements to accomplish those proposals. Where there has been failure it has often been explained by the inability - or unwillingness - of one stakeholder to accept and accommodate the expectations of another. The two most recent fall Urban Design Studios have examined these issues at a larger scale. In 2001 we looked at the possible patterns for growth and change in Cambridge, UK, as triggered by the plans of Cambridge University. And i

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urban planning | urban planning | community | community | stakeholders | stakeholders | development | development | urban growth | urban growth | MIT | MIT | Cambridge | Cambridge | Cambridgeport | Cambridgeport | institutional mechanisms | institutional mechanisms | housing | housing | universities | universities | built form | built form | public space | public space | landscape | landscape | path and access systems | path and access systems | parking | parking | density | density | activity location and intensity | activity location and intensity | planning | planning | finance | finance | public/private partnerships | public/private partnerships | parcelization | parcelization | phasing | phasing | multi-disciplinary teams | multi-disciplinary teams | town and gown | town and gown | Massachusetts | Massachusetts | research universities | research universities | urban design | urban design | Fort Washington | Fort Washington | urban form | urban form | biotech research industry | biotech research industry | activity location | activity location | activity intensity | activity intensity | access systems | access systems | paths | paths | 11.332 | 11.332 | 4.163 | 4.163

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11.328J Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the City (MIT) 11.328J Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the City (MIT)

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This is an introduction course to the methods of recording, evaluating, and communicating about the urban environment. The course will build skills fundamental to undertaking a wide variety of urban design efforts, including for example: design of streets and public places, shaping neighborhood form and function, and incorporating natural systems into the urban fabric.Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students will learn to draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued. Through the use of representation tools such as: drawing, photographing, computer modeling and desktop publishing, students will communicate what is observed as well as their impressio This is an introduction course to the methods of recording, evaluating, and communicating about the urban environment. The course will build skills fundamental to undertaking a wide variety of urban design efforts, including for example: design of streets and public places, shaping neighborhood form and function, and incorporating natural systems into the urban fabric.Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students will learn to draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued. Through the use of representation tools such as: drawing, photographing, computer modeling and desktop publishing, students will communicate what is observed as well as their impressio

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urban environment | urban environment | design | design | streets | streets | public places | public places | shaping neighborhood form and function | shaping neighborhood form and function | natural systems | natural systems | urban fabric | urban fabric | urban planning | urban planning | city planning | city planning | urban studio | urban studio | recording | recording | visual presentation | visual presentation | surveys | surveys | 11.328 | 11.328 | 4.240 | 4.240

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11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT) 11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT)

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This course explores the creative dialectic—and sometimes conflict—between sociology and urban policy and design. Topics include the changing conceptions of "community," the effects of neighborhood characteristics on individual outcomes, the significance of social capital and networks, the drivers of categorical inequality, and the interaction of social structure and political power. Students will examine key theoretical paradigms that have constituted sociology since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these shifts for urban research and planning practice. This seminar took place at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, MA, with half the class from MIT and half of the class from MCI Norfolk vi This course explores the creative dialectic—and sometimes conflict—between sociology and urban policy and design. Topics include the changing conceptions of "community," the effects of neighborhood characteristics on individual outcomes, the significance of social capital and networks, the drivers of categorical inequality, and the interaction of social structure and political power. Students will examine key theoretical paradigms that have constituted sociology since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these shifts for urban research and planning practice. This seminar took place at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, MA, with half the class from MIT and half of the class from MCI Norfolk vi

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urban sociology | urban sociology | social change | social change | urbanism | urbanism | urban growth | urban growth | environmental sociology | environmental sociology | human ecology | human ecology | underclass | underclass | social inequality | social inequality | political power | political power | socio-spatial change | socio-spatial change | built environment | built environment | race and politics | race and politics | political economy | political economy | urban villages | urban villages | globalization | globalization | social justice | social justice | community | community | social networks | social networks

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11.308J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design (MIT) 11.308J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design (MIT)

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This course will explore the mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning, and practices of urban design, construction, and management. We will investigate how natural processes shape urban landscapes (from the scale of street corner to region) and how to intervene strategically in those processes in order to achieve certain goals. We will examine cases of cities that adapted successfully to natural processes and those that did not. Students will then have the opportunity to research a case of their choice and to present their findings for discussion. The subject may be historical or an an example of contemporary theory and practice. Additional information is also available at Professor Spirn's class website. This course will explore the mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning, and practices of urban design, construction, and management. We will investigate how natural processes shape urban landscapes (from the scale of street corner to region) and how to intervene strategically in those processes in order to achieve certain goals. We will examine cases of cities that adapted successfully to natural processes and those that did not. Students will then have the opportunity to research a case of their choice and to present their findings for discussion. The subject may be historical or an an example of contemporary theory and practice. Additional information is also available at Professor Spirn's class website.

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urban nature | urban nature | city design | city design | urban design | urban design | environmental design | environmental design | landscape architecture | landscape architecture | boston | boston | ma | ma | philadelphia | philadelphia | pa | pa | earth | earth | water | water | air | air | urban biome | urban biome | community building | community building | environmental reconstruction | environmental reconstruction | new orleans | new orleans | la | la | environmental restoration | environmental restoration

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4.001J CityScope: New Orleans (MIT) 4.001J CityScope: New Orleans (MIT)

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Do you want to think about ways to help solve New Orleans' problems? CityScope is a project-based introduction to the contemporary city. "Problem solving in complex (urban) environments" is different than "solving complex problems." As a member of a team, you will learn to assess scenarios for the purpose of formulating social, economic and design strategies to provide humane and sustainable solutions. A visit to New Orleans is planned for spring break 2007. Do you want to think about ways to help solve New Orleans' problems? CityScope is a project-based introduction to the contemporary city. "Problem solving in complex (urban) environments" is different than "solving complex problems." As a member of a team, you will learn to assess scenarios for the purpose of formulating social, economic and design strategies to provide humane and sustainable solutions. A visit to New Orleans is planned for spring break 2007.

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new orleans | new orleans | hurricane katrina | hurricane katrina | flooding | flooding | rebuilding | rebuilding | problem-solving | problem-solving | future of the city | future of the city | city footprint | city footprint | natural disaster | natural disaster | housing | housing | urban reconstruction | urban reconstruction | bring new orleans back commission | bring new orleans back commission | disaster recovery | disaster recovery | flood protection | flood protection | parks and open spaces | parks and open spaces | lower ninth ward restoration | lower ninth ward restoration | city design | city design | sustainable city | sustainable city | sustainable new orleans | sustainable new orleans | public housing | public housing | urban ecology | urban ecology | urban infrastructure | urban infrastructure | port of new orleans | port of new orleans | louisiana | louisiana

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