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Urban Studies and Planning

11.130
Educational Theory and Practice II
Eric Klopfer
Tue, Thu, Jan 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 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
Case Studies of Municipal Growth Management in Massachusetts
Lawrence Susskind
Wed Jan 5, Fri Jan 7, Wed Jan 26, 10am-01:00pm, 9-324

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 17-Dec-2004
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
A student-faculty team will prepare six case studies of efforts to prepare long-range master plans for fast-growing municipalities in Massachusetts. Working from a common set of research protocols, students will spend several weeks interviewing local officials, reviewing documents and analyzing a range of data sets in an effort to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of master planning as a growth management tool. This project will be undertaken in conjunction with the Rappaport Institute at the Kennedy School of Government. Team will meet once a week throughout IAP.



Contact: Lawrence Susskind, 9-332, x2-2026, susskind@mit.edu
Contact: Lawrence Susskind, 9-332, x3-2026, susskind@mit.edu

11.184
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Modeling Our World Within a Collaborative Decision Making Process
Herman Karl, Scott Miles
Mon Jan 24 thru Fri Jan 28, 09am-12:00pm, 2-147

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.
Class focuses on examining new and different ways of using models within a participatory, stakeholder-driven process to help make science-intensive environmental policy decisions. We will explore the intersection of collaborative decision making and practice of modeling our world. We will analyze the actual application of models using case studies. Students will discuss their own experiences and imagine how one of these models could be used in specific decision-making process that they know of. A short project will be assigned, asking students to design a model-assisted collaborative process or a participatory model development process, based on a topic of their choosing.
Contact: Herman Karl, 9-330, hkarl@mit.edu

11.956
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Budgeting and Financial Management for Non-profits
Paula Anzer, Debora Schnitzer
Tue Jan 18, Wed Jan 19, Thu Jan 20, 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. Participants should purchase in advance "The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits," by Murray Dropkin and Bill LaTouche, available on Amazon.com and from other sources.
Contact: Paula Anzer, 7-337, x3-2024, anzer@mit.edu

11.957
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Case Studies of Municipal Growth Management in Massachusetts
Lawrence Susskind
Wed Jan 5, Fri Jan 7, Wed Jan 26, 10am-01:00pm, 9-324

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 17-Dec-2004
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Planned subjects of instruction for use during IAP only.
A student-faculty team will prepare six case studies of efforts to prepare long-range master plans for fast-growing municipalities in Massachusetts. Working from a common set of research protocols, students will spend several weeks interviewing local officials, reviewing documents and analyzing a range of data sets in an effort to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of master planning as a growth management tool. This project will be undertaken in conjunction with the Rappaport Institute at the Kennedy School of Government. Team will meet once a week throughout IAP.
Contact: Lawrence Susskind, 9-332, x2-2026, susskind@mit.edu

11.958
IAP Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Innovation in the Inner Suburbs
Eran Ben-Joseph
Wed Jan 5, Thu Jan 6, Fri Jan 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, 10-485, Denver field trip 1/11-1/14

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: H 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Increasingly, inners suburbs are combating decline and satisfying consumer demand by undertaking innovative redevelopment projects. In this course, we will observe, analyze and contrast six examples in the Denver area. Students will conduct site visits, atend meetings with key participants, and compile and present their findings. Enrollees will be required to fund their own travel expenses.
Contact: Thacher Tiffany, thacher@mit.edu

11.961
IAP Special Studies in Real Estate
Negotiation for Real Estate Professionals
Sandra Lambert
Tue Jan 25, Wed Jan 26, Thu Jan 27, 08:30am-04:30pm, W31-301

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 22-Dec-2004
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.
This course is for students who plan to pursue real estate-related careers in the private, non-profit, or government sectors. It is also beneficial to students whose jobs will require them to negotiate with real estate professionals. The course is participatory and advance preparation, including the completion of a self-assessment, is required. Real-time negotiation results and videotapes of seasoned professionals will highlight important differences in negotiation strategies, styles, and outcomes achieved. The course will conclude with an independent, in-class case analysis designed to test comprehension and application of key concepts discussed in the readings and in class.
Contact: Jennifer Boyles, W31-310, x3-8308, jboyles@mit.edu

11.963
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Field Trip/Charette in Gaoming, China
Tunney Lee, Eran Ben-Joseph, Yu-hung Ho
Sat Jan 15 thru Tue Jan 25, 09am-05:00pm, Gaoming, China

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 21-Nov-2004
Limited to 15 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor Limited to those accepted into 11.952.
Level: H 6 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 Gaoming, China will: evaluate the potential for sustainable approach to revitalizing Gaoming's riverfront. It will establish a process for creating design ideas and guidelines based on integration of water/hydrological factors into all aspects and land uses of a modern model city (residential, commercial, industrial) including watershed and natural ecosystem protection, economic and recreational activities, transportation, and tourism.
Contact: Tunney Lee, 10-485, x8-7275, tflee@mit.edu

11.964
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Affordable Housing: Economics, Policy, and Finance
Lynn Fisher, David Smith, Affordable Housing Institute, Jonathan Powers, Affordable Housing Institute
Tue Jan 18, Wed Jan 19, Thu Jan 20, Mon Jan 24, 01:30-05:00pm, 1-273, 1/24 meet 9am-5pm, Rm. 3-133

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.
An intense exposure to key principles of affordable housing finance, negotiation points and negotiation dynamics, public-private partnership, and the tensions between economics and policy outcomes. Class begins with discussion of key elements: introductory principles, four kinds of money, affordable housing in healthy communities, housing finance ecosystems, brief history of US affordable housing policy, and capital sources. Concludes with full-day role-playing brainstorming session.
Contact: Kathy Hoag, 9-547, x3-7692, hoag@mit.edu

11.965
Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning
Modeling Our World Within a Collaborative Decision Making Process
Herman Karl, Scott Miles
Mon Jan 24 thru Fri Jan 28, 09am-12:00pm, 2-147

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.
Class focuses on examining new and different ways of using models within a participatory, stakeholder-driven process to help make science-intensive environmental policy decisions. 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 13, Fri Jan 14, 09am-05:00pm, 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 24 thru Thu Jan 27, 02-04:30pm, 2-151

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, 9-511, x3-3964, seidman@mit.edu


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