11.439 Revitalizing Urban Main Streets

Class Info

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 be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Sideman and M.A. Ocampo.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Tuesdays in 10-485.

This class counts for a total of 15 credits.

You can find more information at the Revitalizing Urban Main Streets site or on the 11.439 Stellar site.

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