City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities

Nyhavn canal in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and a waterfront city, is the subject of comparative research in this course. (Photo by Prof. Abbanat.)


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Spring 2006



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This course introduces undergraduate planning students to the role of the planner in researching issues in cities both in the United States and abroad. This course is a practical, hands-on workshop that challenges students to research, write and present their ideas on two different cities: A U.S. City (preferably somewhere close) and Copenhagen. Students will be equipped to:

  1. select and research a thesis topic,
  2. work professionally with faculty and other experts on the topic of their choice, and
  3. research, write and present.

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Cherie Miot Abbanat. 11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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