11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets


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Workshop explores the integration of economic development and physical planning interventions to revitalize urban commercial districts. Covers: an overview of the causes of urban business district decline, revitalization challenges, and the strategies to address them; the planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from both physical design and economic development perspectives; and the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization. Students apply the theories, tools and interventions discussed in class to preparing a formal neighborhood commercial revitalization plan for a client business district. Limited to 15.

This class has 11.301, 11.328, and 11.401 as prerequisites.

11.439 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 5 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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