Community Growth and Land Use Planning

Aerial photograph with the Centralville neighborhood highlighted in pink.

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


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Fall 2005



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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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Eran Ben-Joseph, and Terry Szold. 11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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