11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning

Fall 2005

Aerial photo of Centralville neighborhood of Lowell, MA.
Aerial photo highlighting the Centralville neighborhood in Lowell, MA. (Image courtesy of MIT.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of readings, selected lecture notes, and examples of student projects in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course combines a seminar format with fieldwork to examine strategies of planning and control for growth and land use, chiefly at the municipal level. Specific topics include growth and its local consequences; land use planning approaches; and implementation tools including innovative zoning and regulatory techniques, physical design, and natural systems integration. Projects are arranged with small teams serving municipal clients.
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Prof. Terry Szold
Prof. Eran Ben-Joseph

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session