Category Archives: Urban Studies and Planning

Urban Studies and Planning

  • 21A.219 / 11.163J / 17.249J Law and Society, Spring 2003
    Law is a common and yet distinct aspect of everyday life in modern societies. This course exami
  • 4.163J / 11.332J Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005
    This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence,
  • 4.241J / 11.330J Theory of City Form, Spring 2004
    Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be
  • 10.391J / 1.818J / 2.65J / 3.564J / 11.371J / 22.811J / ESD.166J Sustainable Energy, Spring 2005
    The assessment of current and potential future energy systems is covered in this course and includes
  • 1.221J / 11.527J / ESD.201J Transportation Systems, Fall 2004
    Approaching transportation as a complex, large-scale, integrated, open system (CLIOS), this course s
  • 1.253J / 11.543J / ESD.222J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits, Spring 2004
    Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic a
  • 1.258J / 11.541J / ESD.226J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning, Spring 2006
    This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and serv
  • 1.259J / 11.542J / ESD.227J Transit Management, Spring 2005
    This course discusses management methods of relevance to public transportation systems. Topics inclu
  • 21H.104J / 11.015J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History, Fall 2004
    This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light
  • 21H.234J / 11.339J / 11.026J Downtown, Spring 2005
    This seminar focuses on downtowns in U.S. cities from the late nineteenth century to the late twenti
  • 21H.405J / 11.021J The Ancient City, Spring 2005
    This course focuses on the archaeology of the Greek and Roman city. It investigates the relationship
  • 17.188J / 11.414J Labor and Politics, Fall 2005
    This graduate research and reading seminar examines an array of issues facing labor in today\’s glob
  • 15.021J / 11.433J Real Estate Economics, Spring 2004
    This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of th
  • 15.342J / 11.262J Organizations and Environments, Fall 2004
    The goal of this doctoral course is to familiarize students with major conceptual frameworks, debate
  • 11.001J / 4.250J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Spring 2006
    This course examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropol
  • 11.002J / 17.30J Fundamentals of Public Policy, Fall 2004
    Fundamentals of Public Policy is an introductory course that explores policy-making as both a proble
  • 11.007 Resolving Public Disputes, Spring 2005
    This course is an introduction to real-world dynamics of public policy controversies. Topics to be c
  • 11.011 The Art and Science of Negotiation, Spring 2006
    This course provides an introduction to bargaining and negotiation in public, business, and legal se
  • 11.013J / 21H.231J American Urban History I, Spring 2005
    This course is a seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in American cities
  • 11.014J / 21H.232J American Urban History II, Fall 2004
    This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment
  • 11.016J / 4.211J The Once and Future City, Spring 2006
    What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical f
  • 11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy, Fall 2003
    This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measur
  • 11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities, Spring 2006
    This course introduces undergraduate planning students to the role of the planner in researching iss
  • 11.122 Environment and Society, Fall 2002
    Modern industrial activities – which MIT engineers and scientists play a major role in – have signif
  • 11.123 Big Plans, Spring 2003
    This course explores social, technological, political, economic, and cultural implications of \”Big
  • 11.124 Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Fall 2004
    This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning in a variety of K-12 settings. Through
  • 11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching, Spring 2005
    This subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and s
  • 11.126J / 14.48J / 11.249J Economics of Education, Spring 2006
    This course combines economic theory, econometric literature and institutional literature to examine
  • 11.127 / 11.252 Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education, Spring 2005
    This course will explore educational games and simulations and several computer modeling platforms.
  • 11.128 / 11.248 / 14.49 Information Technology and the Labor Market, Spring 2005
    This course explores how information technology is reshaping different dimensions of the U.S. labor
  • 11.164 / 11.497 Human Rights in Theory and Practice, Spring 2005
    This course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation
  • 11.166 / 11.496 Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International Experience, Fall 2002
    The course introduces theoretical frameworks from legal and social movement theories as applied to c
  • 11.167 Economic Development & Technical Capabilities, Spring 2004
    The economic growth of developing countries requires the acquisition of technological capabilities.
  • 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action, Fall 2005
    This course introduces persistent themes and challenges facing planners. It emphasizes the historica
  • 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action, Fall 2002
    This class introduces first semester MCP students to the persistent themes and challenges facing pla
  • 11.202 Gateway: Planning Economics, Fall 2004
    Planning Economics (11.202) is a course that runs for the last one-third of a semester and covers ec
  • 11.203 Microeconomics for Planners, Fall 2004
    Microeconomics for Planners, 11.203, will ground you in basic microeconomics – how markets function,
  • 11.204 Planning, Communications, and Digital Media, Fall 2004
    This course focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to p
  • 11.208 Introduction to Computers in Public Management II, January (IAP) 2002
    Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public managem
  • 11.220 Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Method for Planning I, Spring 2006
    This course develops logical, empirically based arguments using statistical techniques and analytic
  • 11.225 Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2005
    This course is a writing practicum associated with 11.201 (Gateway: Planning Action), that focuses o
  • 11.229 Advanced Writing Seminar, Spring 2004
    The purpose of this seminar is to expose the student to a number of different types of writing that
  • 11.233 Crafting Research Questions and Qualitative Methodology, Fall 2005
    This course covers approaches to research and evaluation in the planning field, for those preparing
  • 11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations: How Organizations Behave, Fall 2006
    This class analyzes how organizations behave, both government and nongovernment, drawing on the lite
  • 11.237 / SP.660 Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005
    This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in
  • 11.255 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector, Spring 2005
    This course investigates social conflict and distributional disputes in the public sector. While the
  • 11.301J / 4.252J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2005
    This course examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Its scope includes h
  • 11.302J / 4.235J Urban Design Politics, Spring 2003
    This is a seminar about the ways that urban design contributes to the distribution of political powe
  • 11.304J / 4.255J Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2006
    This course reviews land inventory, analysis and the planning of sites and the infrastructure system
  • 11.307 / 4.166 Beijing Urban Design Studio, Summer 2006
    This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between th
  • 11.308J / 4.213J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design, Fall 2005
    This course explores the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of express
  • 11.309J / 4.215J Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry, Fall 2003
    This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and exp
  • 11.309J / 4.215J Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry, Spring 2006
    This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and exp
  • 11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development, Fall 2002
    This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication a
  • 11.310J / 4.243J Media Technology and City Design and Development, Spring 2002
    This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication a
  • 11.328J / 4.240J Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the City, Fall 2004
    The course is designed to be an introduction to methods of analyzing, evaluating, and recording the
  • 11.329 Social Theory and the City, Fall 2005
    This course explores how social theories of urban life can be related to the city\’s architecture an
  • 11.332J / 4.163J Urban Design, Fall 2003
    For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, has been the scene of deb
  • 11.333 Urban Design Seminar, Spring 2005
    This course is a requirement for completion of the Urban Design Certificate Program. It investigates
  • 11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning, Fall 2005
    This course combines a seminar format with fieldwork to examine strategies of planning and control f
  • 11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning, Fall 2003
    This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to ef
  • 11.363 Civil Society and the Environment, Spring 2005
    This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental g
  • 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation, Fall 2002
    The class will explore the obstacles to achieving sustainability; in particular, the difficulties of
  • 11.366J / 1.817J Planning for Sustainable Development, Spring 2006
    This course explores policy and planning for sustainable development. It critically examines concept
  • 11.368 Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
    This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issu
  • 11.370 Brownfields Policy and Practice, Fall 2005
    There are several hundred thousand Brownfield sites across the country. The large number of sites, c
  • 11.373 Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004
    This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking process. It investigate
  • 11.375 Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking, Spring 2006
    This course examines joint fact-finding within the context of adaptive and ecosystem-based managemen
  • 11.380J / 1.252J / ESD.225J Urban Transportation Planning, Fall 2002
    This class is an introduction to planning transportation in metropolitan areas. The approach, while
  • 11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004
    This class explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and
  • 11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2003
    As an introduction to the field of Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), the course i
  • 11.421 Housing and Human Services, Spring 2005
    This class focuses on how the housing and human service systems interact: how networks and social ca
  • 11.422 Downtown Management Organizations, Fall 2006
    This course focuses on the origins, functions, and implications of downtown management organizations
  • 11.423 Information and Communication Technologies in Community Development, Spring 2004
    This practicum subject integrates theory and practice through the design, implementation, and evalua
  • 11.431J / 15.426J Real Estate Finance and Investment, Fall 2002
    This course is an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and
  • 11.432J / 15.427J Real Estate Finance & Investments II: Macro-Level Analysis & Advanced Topics, Spring 2003
    This course presents some of the major concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for
  • 11.437 Financing Economic Development, Spring 2006
    This course focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. It
  • 11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets, Spring 2005
    This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combi
  • 11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets, Spring 2003
    Revitalizing Urban Main Streets focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood M
  • 11.467J / 4.257J / 17.550J Property Rights in Transition, Spring 2005
    This course examines the theories and policy debates over who can own real property, how to communic
  • 11.471 Targeting the Poor: Small Firms, Workers, and Local Economic Development, Fall 2004
    This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to reduce poverty and
  • 11.471 Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the Poor, Spring 2003
    This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to reduce poverty and
  • 11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries, Spring 2005
    This course examines the policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation servic
  • 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change, Spring 2006
    In this course students examine and critique accounting frameworks, including accounting for the und
  • 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.284J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change, Spring 2004
    Students examine and critique accounting frameworks, including accounting for the underground econom
  • 11.482J / 1.285J / ESD.193J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling, Fall 2005
    The advanced graduate seminar is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of selec
  • 11.482J / 1.285J / ESD.193J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling, Fall 2003
    The advanced graduate seminar is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of selec
  • 11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries, Spring 2005
    This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the econom
  • 11.486J / 14.778J / 17.184J Economic Institutions and Growth Policy Analysis, Fall 2005
    This course is designed for students particularly concerned with the practical problems of operating
  • 11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries, Fall 2004
    This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing
  • 11.489 The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities, Fall 2005
    This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decli
  • 11.491J / 17.176J Economic Development, Policy Analysis, and Industrialization, Fall 2004
    This class analyzes the theoretical and historical reasons why governments in latecomer countries ha
  • 11.493 Legal Aspects of Property and Land Use, Fall 2005
    This course is designed to offer an advanced introduction to key legal issues that arise in the area
  • 11.501 Introduction to Technology and Cities, Fall 2002
    This seminar is an introduction to the usage and impacts of information and communication technologi
  • 11.520 / 11.188 A Workshop on Geographic Information Systems, Fall 2005
    This class uses lab exercises and a workshop setting to help students develop a solid understanding
  • 11.521 / 11.523 / 11.524 Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Spring 2003
    This semester long subject (11.521) is divided into two halves. The first half focuses on learning s
  • 11.522 Research Seminar on Urban Information Systems, Fall 2005
    Seminar participants and invited guests will lead critical discussions of current literature and ong
  • 11.601 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning, Fall 2005
    This course is the first subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. It reviews philo
  • 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2005
    This introductory course is structured to cultivate the key sensibilities necessary for effective pl
  • 11.701 Introduction to Planning & Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2003
    This introductory course helps students learn to pose questions and analyze problems in the field of
  • 11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I, Fall 2003
    11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of sci
  • 11.941 Disaster, Vulnerability and Resilience, Spring 2005
    In recent years, the redistribution of risk has created conditions for natural and technological dis
  • 11.942 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part II, Spring 2004
    This course makes up the second half of a year-long seminar on Joint Fact Finding in Science-Intensi
  • 11.943J / ESD.935 Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment, Spring 2002
    This course is aimed at the aspiring planning practitioner, policy-maker, or industry decision-maker
  • 11.943 Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning – The Cardener River Corridor Workshop, Fall 2001
    This landscape and environmental planning workshop investigates and propose a framework for the enha
  • 11.945 Springfield Studio, Fall 2005
    The Springfield Studio is a practicum course that focuses on the economic, programmatic and social r
  • 11.945 Katrina Practicum, Spring 2006
    In the wake of Katrina the entire gulf coast is embroiled in a struggle over what constitutes \”appr
  • 11.945 Springfield Studio, Spring 2004
    The Springfield Studio is a practicum design course that focuses on the physical, programmatic, and
  • 11.946J / 4.185J Beijing Urban Design Studio, Summer 2004
    The Beijing Urban Design Studio is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools o
  • 11.946 Planning in Transition Economies for Growth and Equity, Spring 2004
    During the last fifteen years, nations across the globe embarked on a historic transformation away f
  • 11.947 New Century Cities: Real Estate, Digital Technology, and Design, Fall 2004
    The course draws on faculty members from the Center for Real Estate, the City Design and Development
  • 11.947 Sustainable Economic Development, Spring 2004
    This course explores the application of environmental and economic development planning, policy and
  • 11.947 Race, Immigration, and Planning, Spring 2005
    This course provides an introduction to the issues of immigrants, planning, and race. It identifies
  • 11.948 The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq, Spring 2005
    This course is being offered in conjunction with the colloquium The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq,
  • 11.948 / 4.285 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development, Spring 2001
    This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of i
  • 11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice, Fall 2003
    This course\’s aims are two-fold:to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand
  • 11.949 City Visions: Past and Future, Spring 2004
    This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both socia
  • 11.952 Gaoming Studio – China, Spring 2005
    The studio will focus on the district of Gaoming, located in the northwest of the Pearl River Delta
  • 11.952 Foshan China Workshop, Spring 2004
    This practicum focuses on applying the principles of sustainability to improve the quality of life a
  • 11.953 Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning, Spring 2006
    This course focuses on the land use-transportation \”interaction space\” in metropolitan settings. T
  • 11.954 Community-Owned Enterprise and Civic Participation, Spring 2005
    This course will examine literature and practice regarding community-owned enterprise as an alternat
  • 11.967 Special Studies in Urban Studies: Economic Development Planning Skills, January (IAP) 2003
    Economic Development Planning Skills introduces analytical tools that are used to assess local econo
  • 11.969 Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, Summer 2005
    The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiati