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Urban Studies and Planning

11.130
Educational Theory and Practice II
Eric Klopfer
Tue, Thu, Jan 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 04-05:00pm, 10-337

No listeners
Prereq: 11.129
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading   

Three subject sequence focusing on the theory and practice of K-12 classroom education. Subject concentrates on the theory and psychology associated with student learning. Topics include educational theory, educational psychology, and theories of learning. Student teaching is a key component. Other assignments include readings from educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, presentations on class topics, and practice teaching.
11.124 also a prerequisite.
Contact: Eric Klopfer, 10-337, x3-2025, klopfer@mit.edu

11.178
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Science Fiction and the Environment
Cherie Abbanat, Shariann Lewitt, Jerrad Pierce
Tue, Thu, Jan 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 02-05:00pm, 1-379, Tuesdays class meets 3-5 pm

Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Read "Fallen Angels" by Niven, Pournelle, Flynn in advance.
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Dyson Spheres. Soylent Green. Dole yeast, dogs and man. Group discussions about society and the environment centered around works of science fiction. Tuesdays discuss readings; Thursdays view films. Visit website for information on reading required in advance.
Web: http://db.mit.edu/11.178/
Contact: Jerrad Pierce, jerrad@mit.edu

11.179
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Mass. Ave. Reloaded
Sam Bass Warner
Mon Jan 12 thru Fri Jan 16, 01-04:00pm, 10-485

Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Lower Massachusetts Avenue does not serve us well. It is mostly vacant lots, a few ugly buildings, potholes, broken sidewalks, and four trees. It could be a useful and exciting place instead of a "leftover city." If you want to discuss what makes a good city neighborhood, join this planning team to learn how your ideas can be translated into an organized plan, even a plan that MIT could act upon.
Contact: Sam Bass Warner, 10-485, sambass@mit.edu

11.180
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Social Entrepreneurship and its Role in Society
Karl Seidman, Andrew Wolk
Mon Jan 26 thru Thu Jan 29, 09:30am-01:30pm, 1-190

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Provides students with the opportunity to explore how to effectively start and build organizations and initiatives (for profit, nonprofit, and public) whose primary purpose is systematic social change. Introduces new frameworks and skills needed to be a successful social entrepreneur. Brown bag lunches will be held to meet leading thinkers in the field.
Contact: Kathleen Hoag, 7-337, x2-1907, dusphq@mit.edu

11.184
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Joint Fact Finding as an Approach to Ecosystem Management and Environmental Policymaking
Herman Karl, Lawrence Susskind
Mon Jan 26 thru Fri Jan 30, 10am-01:00pm, 2-135

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Explores the use of a collaborative, consensus-seeking process that includes joint fact finding as a better approach to ecosystems management and environmental policy making. In particular, focuses on the use of science in management and policy decisions and the role of scientists in policy making and negotiations. Participants will consider a three-component model comprised of joint fact finding, adaptive management, and societal learning as a way to more effectively incorporate scientific information in environmental policy decisions. Not open to freshmen.
Contact: Herman Karl, 9-330, hkarl@mit.edu

11.186
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Innovation and Regional Development in the United States
Karen R. Polenske, Andrew Reamer
Tue Jan 20 thru Fri Jan 23, 02-04:00pm, 3-401

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instructin for use during IAP only.
Course explores the geographic distribution of innovation research, development, and commercialization activities in the US; the impacts of these activities on regional economic growth; and the implications for state and regional development policy. Students will write 7-10 page paper on metro area of choice, due 1/30.
Contact: Kathy Hoag, 7-337, x3-1907, dusphq@mit.edu

11.197
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Budgeting and Financial Management for Non-profits
Paula Anzer, Debora Schnitzer
Tue Jan 20, Wed Jan 21, 09:30am-12:30pm, 1-135

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Knowing how to budget and manage your money is critical for anyone running a project or an organization. Learn how to set up effective management systems and make smart financial decisions. Not open to freshmen.
Contact: Paula Anzer, 7-337, x3-2024, anzer@mit.edu

11.956
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Budgeting and Financial Management for Non-profits
Paula Anzer, Debora Schnitzer
Tue Jan 20, Wed Jan 21, 09:30am-12:30pm, 1-135

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: H 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Knowing how to budget and manage your money is critical for anyone running a project or an organization. Learn how to set up effective management systems and make smart financial decisions.
Contact: Paula Anzer, 7-337, x3-2024, anzer@mit.edu

11.957
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Science Fiction and the Environment
Cherie Abbanat, Shariann Lewitt, Jerrad Pierce
Tue, Thu, Jan 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 02-05:00pm, 1-379, Tuesdays class meets 3-5 pm

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor Read "Fallen Angels," by Niven, Pournelle, Flynn in advance
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Dyson Spheres. Soylent Green. Dole yeast, dogs and man. Group discussions about society and environment centered around works of science fiction. Tuesdays discuss readings; Thursdays view films. Visit website for information on reading required in advance.
Web: http://db.mit.edu/11.178
Contact: Jerrad Pierce, jerrad@mit.edu

11.958
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Mass. Ave. Reloaded
Sam Bass Warner
Mon Jan 12 thru Fri Jan 16, 01-04:00pm, 10-485

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Lower Massachusetts Avenue does not serve us well. It is mostly vacant lots, a few ugly buildings, potholes, broken sidewalks, and four trees. It could be a useful and exciting place instead of a "leftover city." If you want to discuss what makes a good city neighborhood, join this planning team to learn how your ideas can be translated into an organized plan, even a plan that MIT could act upon.
Contact: Sam Bass Warner, 10-485, sambass@mit.edu

11.959
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Social Entrepreneurship and Its Role in Society
Karl Seidman, Andrew Wolk
Mon Jan 26 thru Thu Jan 29, 09:30am-01:30pm, 1-190

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only. 11.958 and 11.959 are taught P/D/F.
Provides students with the opportunity to explore how to effectively start and build organizations and initiatives (for profit, nonprofit, and public) whose primary purpose is systematic social change. Introduces new frameworks and skills needed to be a successful social entrepreneur. Brown bag lunches will be held to meet leading thinkers in the field.
Contact: Kathleen Hoag, 7-337, x3-1907, dusphq@mit.edu

11.960
IAP Special Studies in Real Estate
Statistics for Real Estate Analysis
William Wheaton, Lois Stanley
Mon Jan 12 thru Fri Jan 16, 09:30am-12:30pm, W31-301

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 11-Dec-2003
Limited to 40 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: None
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
This course covers real estate applications for the following topics in statistics: organizing data; descriptive measures; normal distribution; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; and regression analysis. Strongly recommended for those planning to take 11.433 in the Spring. Course includes in-class exercises using electronic data sets and Microsoft Excel. Homework assignments required for credit. Introduction to Statistics by Neil Weiss and a text in Excel Data Analysis is recommended. The class on Wednesday, January 14th will be held in the morning from 9-12 and again in the afternoon from 2-5pm. Priority given to students enrolling in 11.433J in the Spring.
Contact: Stephanie Bright, W31-310, x3-8308, sbright@mit.edu

11.961
IAP Special Studies in Real Estate
Negotiation for Real Estate Professionals
Sandra Lambert
Tue Jan 20, Wed Jan 21, 08:30am-04:30pm, W31-301

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 12-Dec-2003
Limited to 40 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
Participants will negotiate in teams on a variety of cases derived from examples in industry. Topics include: How to prepare for negotiations, how to formulate and carry out negotiation strategies that optimize results, why an understanding of incentives is critical to success, how to analyze bargaining power, uncertainty, and risk in decision making, why communications go awry, particularly in cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural situations, and how to structure agreements to ensure compliance. Participants need to prepare self-assessments, read background materials, and analyze cases in advance. A short reader will be available in January at Copytech.
Contact: Stephanie Bright, W31-310, x3-8308, sbright@mit.edu

11.963
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Field Trip/Charette in Foshan, China
Tunney Lee
Sat Jan 10 thru Thu Jan 22, 09am-05:00pm, Foshan, China

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 21-Nov-2003
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor Limited to those accepted into 11.952.
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Small group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction.
This field trip/charette in Foshan, China will: evaluate the potential for a sustainable approach to revitalizing Foshan's riverfront; establish a process for creating design ideas and guidelines for the riverfront; and, engage a holistic approach to revitalizing the riverfront, addressing such issues as recreation, transportation, ecology, economic development and community development.
Contact: Tunney Lee, 10-485, x8-7275, tflee@mit.edu

11.964
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Innovation and Regional Development in the U.S.
Karen R. Polenske, Andrew Reamer
Tue Jan 20 thru Fri Jan 23, 02-04:00pm, 3-401

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Small group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction.
Course explores the geographic distribution of innovation research, development, and commercialization activities in the US; the impacts of these activities on regional economic growth; and the implications for state and regional development policy. Students will write 7-10 page paper on metro area of choice, due 1/30.
Contact: Kathy Hoag, 7-337, x3-1907, dusphq@mit.edu

11.965
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Joint Fact Finding as an Approach to Ecosystem Management and Environmental Policymaking
Herman Karl, Lawrence Susskind
Mon Jan 26 thru Fri Jan 30, 10am-01:00pm, 2-135

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Small group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction.
Explores the use of a collaborative, consensus-seeking process that includes joint fact finding as a better approach to ecosystems management and environmental policy making. In particular, focuses on the use of science in management and policy decisions and the role of scientists in policy making and negotiations. See description under 11.184 for more details.
Contact: Herman Karl, 9-330, hkarl@mit.edu

11.966
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Institutional Planning and Development Fundamentals for Campus and Community Planners
O. Robert Simha
Thu Jan 22, Fri Jan 23, 09am-05:30pm, 7-338

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 15 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Small group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction.
Intensive introduction to institutional planning and development fundamentals will provide an opportunity to learn about real processes and develop skills to understand and develop university organizations and governance, key data elements for decision making, planning profiles, academic programming, space planning, financial structures, campus and project design, community impact analysis and strategic planning cycles.
Contact: O. Robert Simha, simha@mit.edu

11.967
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Economic Development Planning Skills
Karl Seidman
Mon Jan 26 thru Thu Jan 29, 02-04:30pm, 1-375

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 2 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Small group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction.
This course develops basic skills in analytical tools used for economic development planning. It is designed to prepare students for more advanced coursework in economic development, especially 11.438 "Economic Development Planning" and 11.439, "Revitalizing Urban Main Streets." Topics will include economic data sources, economic base and performance analysis, location quotients, shift-share analysis, retail market analysis, industry and cluster analysis, and assessing economic resources and assets.
Contact: Karl Seidman, 9-511A, x3-3964, seidman@mit.edu


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