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Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth
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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)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Penny Masuoka
Timothy Foresman
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth: Cities from Space Collection
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The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth: Cities from Space Collection

This set of selected photographs of cities taken by astronauts in orbit ... (more)

This set of selected photographs of cities taken by astronauts in orbit represents some of the best photographs taken of cities worldwide. The cities can be viewed by using a map interface, or selecting them from a list. Some cities have been registered to a corresponding map and can be viewed interactively. Users can also conduct searches of all photos of a city ever taken by astronauts with a single click. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities, Fall 2005
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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
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Davis, Diane E.
Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004
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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
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Thompson, J. Phillip
Landsat 7: Remote Sensing Environmental Problems
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Landsat 7: Remote Sensing Environmental Problems

This educational brief presents a discussion of how the Landsat project has ... (more)

This educational brief presents a discussion of how the Landsat project has been able to provide data on environmental changes and potential problems. Topics include a short history of the project, an overview of the sorts of environmental issues Landsat satellites are able to "see" from space, and a brief description of ground truthing and how it supports remotely sensed data. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Quantifying Changes in the Land Over Time: A Landsat Classroom Activity
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Quantifying Changes in the Land Over Time: A Landsat Classroom Activity

Students in grades 7-10 analyze land cover change in order to help ... (more)

Students in grades 7-10 analyze land cover change in order to help them grasp the extent, significance, and consequences of land cover change; and to introduce them to the perspective of space-based observations. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Author:
NASA GSFC
Quantifying Changes in the Land Over Time with Landsat
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Quantifying Changes in the Land Over Time with Landsat

In this lesson, students analyze land cover change in order to help ... (more)

In this lesson, students analyze land cover change in order to help them grasp the extent, significance, and consequences of land cover change; and to introduce them to the perspective of space-based Earth observations. Students learn to identify kinds of land cover (such as roads, fields, urban areas, and lakes) in Landsat satellite images. They decide which land cover types allow the passage of water into the soil (pervious) and which types do not allow it (impervious). They consider some effects of increasing impervious surface area on ecosystem health. Students then make land cover maps using two Landsat satellite images taken about a decade apart, and quantify the change of land cover from pervious to impervious surface. They also make predictive maps of what they think the nature and extent of land cover change in the area will be in the year 2025, and speculate about the consequences for the availability of water for people and ecosystems. Students justify in writing their predictive maps and their thoughts about the consequences of change. This activity uses Landsat images of Phoenix, Arizona; links are also provided for finding Landsat images of other cities. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Real Estate Economics, Fall 2008
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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
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheaton, William
Real Estate Economics, Spring 2004
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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)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheaton, William C.
Urban Design, Fall 2003
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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)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Burns, Carol
De Monchaux, John
Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005
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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
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dennis, Michael
Morrow, Greg
Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009
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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
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Davis, Diane
Weather and the Built Environment
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Weather and the Built Environment

This short course provides broadcast meteorologists, educators, and the public with an ... (more)

This short course provides broadcast meteorologists, educators, and the public with an overview of the evolution of our modern urban environment with a focus on impacts on the urban watershed, air quality, and climate. This course complements the course Watersheds: Connecting Weather to the Environment and both are part of the Earth Gaugeā„¢ environmental curriculum for weathercasters and educators. This curriculum is being developed by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). [See http://www.earthgauge.net/wp/] Unit 1, Where We Live, takes a look at past and current U.S. growth patterns and the way our urban areas have evolved from compact population centers to automobile-dependent sprawl. Unit 2, Impacts on the Watershed, explores how the built environment affects the water that moves through an urban watershed. Unit 3, Impacts on the Atmosphere, highlights the way our urban landscape and industrial activities impact the air we breathe and the local climate. Each unit includes information on ways to reduce our impact on our water and air with ideas ranging from simple changes in our commuting and housekeeping habits to changes in how we build houses and roads. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
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