11.945 Springfield Studio

Fall 2005

Fruit stand.
Small businesses like this fruit stand are concentrated on the Main Street corridor. (Image courtesy of Bill Massaquoi.)

Course Highlights

This course features an image gallery of photos from Springfield, MA as well as the final report presented to the client in the projects section.

Course Description

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Prof. Ceasar McDowell
Prof. Karl Seidman

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session