Gateway: Planning Action

The Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

The Anacostia River, which runs through the Washington, DC, area is the focus of one of the case studies examined in this course. (Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)


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This course introduces persistent themes and challenges facing planners. It emphasizes the historical roots of contemporary urban planning problems and comparative study of practice in the U.S. and other countries. It is a nine week module intended for first semester Master in City Planning students.

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Cherie Miot Abbanat, Lawrence Vale, Xavier Briggs, Annette Kim, and Balakrishnan Rajagopal. 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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