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BSLW 1160 Real Estate, Community Development and Planning (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Real Estate, Community Development, and Planning focuses on helping students understand the process of discourse within and between the public and private sectors that precedes physical change in our communities. You will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how cities & towns grow and change through a creative process, strengthened by the interchange of ideas between citizens, government officials, and private interests. Particular attention will be paid to the regulatory environment of MA. Guest speakers and field visits throughout the semester will bring this process to life. There will also be an opportunity for simulation and role-playing as students explore a case study for the master planning of a city block. Time will also be spent on the history of planning and development, the processes that have physically shaped the cities and towns that students witness firsthand today, and how planning will be critical to ensuring appropriate land use for future needs.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Michelle Ciccolo

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 03-Apr-17