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Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth

Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth

This series of animated maps portrays the growth and gradual merger over ... (more)

This series of animated maps portrays the growth and gradual merger over the past 200 years of Washington and Baltimore. Researchers incorporated historical maps and census information dating back to 1792, as well as satellite photographs and other data collected from NASA satellites and space shuttles over the past 25 years. The animated maps provide a powerful tool that could help manage the regions suburban sprawl in the near future. These animations were developed using provisional data, which may contain anomalies. The final database is scheduled for completion after June, 1996. (less)

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Science and Technology
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NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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NASA
Author:
Penny Masuoka
Timothy Foresman
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The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities, Fall 2005

The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities, Fall 2005

This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban ... (more)

This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretical and empirical, with considerable thought paid to comparative and historical differences. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Davis, Diane E.
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Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004

Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and ... (more)

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and the local economy; provides an overview of techniques and specified programs policies and strategies that are (and have been) directed at neighborhood development; gives students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the housing and community development process; emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Thompson, J. Phillip
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Real Estate Economics, Fall 2008

Real Estate Economics, Fall 2008

" This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses ... (more)

" This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate." (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Wheaton, William
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Real Estate Economics, Spring 2004

Real Estate Economics, Spring 2004

This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on ... (more)

This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate. (less)

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Business
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Wheaton, William C.
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Urban Design, Fall 2003

Urban Design, Fall 2003

For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, ... (more)

For many years, Cambridge, MA, as host to two major research universities, has been the scene of debates as to how best to meet the competing expectations of different stakeholders. Where there has been success, it has frequently been the result, at least in part, of inventive urban design proposals and the design and implementation of new institutional arrangements to accomplish those proposals. Where there has been failure it has often been explained by the inability - or unwillingness - of one stakeholder to accept and accommodate the expectations of another. The two most recent fall Urban Design Studios have examined these issues at a larger scale. In 2001 we looked at the possible patterns for growth and change in Cambridge, UK, as triggered by the plans of Cambridge University. And in 2002 we looked at these same issues along the length of the MIT 'frontier' in Cambridge, MA as they related to the development of MIT and the biotech research industry. In the fall 2003 Urban Design Studio we propose to focus in on an area adjacent to Cambridgeport and the western end of the MIT campus, roughly centered on Fort Washington. Our goal is to discover the ways in which good urban form, an apt mix of activities, and effective institutional mechanisms might all be brought together in ways that respect shared expectations and reconcile competing expectations - perhaps in unexpected and adroit ways. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Burns, Carol
De Monchaux, John
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Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005

Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005

The design of urban environments. Strategies for change in large areas of ... (more)

The design of urban environments. Strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development. Involves architecture and planning students in joint work; requires individual designs or design and planning guidelines. (less)

Subject:
Arts
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Activities and Labs
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Dennis, Michael
Morrow, Greg
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Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009

Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009

" This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set ... (more)

" This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradigmatic shifts for urban scholarship, social policy and the planning practice." (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Davis, Diane
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Subject:
Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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