Community Growth and Land Use Planning

A photograph of cars on a street next to a sign that says "Entering Newton."

Needham Street is the gateway to Newton, MA. Students in this course worked on a land use plan for the expansion and renovation of Needham Street.  (Image courtesy of MIT students of 11.360 Fall 2010.)


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Fall 2010



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This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to effectively manage growth and land use change. While primarily focused on the planning practice in the United States, the principles and techniques reviewed and presented may have international application. This course is not for bystanders; it is designed for those who wish to become actively involved or exposed to the planning discipline and profession as it is practiced today, and as it may need to be practiced in the future.

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Terry Szold, and Annis Sengupta. 11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning. Fall 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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