11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning

As taught in: Fall 2006

An image from the bridge on Main Street in Medford.

Medford, the site of this year's class project. (Image courtesy of the authors of the final project.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

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.