Urban Design Policy and Action

Zoning map of Whittier California.

Regulating plan and development policies for Uptown Whittier, California. (Image by Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists.)


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11.337J / 4.247J

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Spring 2009



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In this course we examine the relationship between public policy and urban design through readings, discussions, presentations, and papers. We also analyze the ways in which policies shape cities, and investigate how governments implement urban design. Students gain a critical understanding of both the complex system of governance within which urban design occurs and the effective tools available for creative intervention.

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Aseem Inam. 11.337J Urban Design Policy and Action. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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