11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning

As taught in: Fall 2005

Aerial photograph with the Centralville neighborhood highlighted in pink.

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




Prof. Eran Ben-Joseph

Prof. Terry Szold

Course Features

Course Description

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.