GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

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Courses taught by Judith Grant Long

05421: Introduction to Local Economic Development (SES 0542100)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 11:30 - 1:00   Gund 517

Instructor(s)
Judith Grant Long

Course Description

This course introduces students to local economic development from the perspective of urban planning.  Students learn about the theories, analytic frameworks and indicators used in the creation of local economic development policies in the US, and the role of planners in linking these policies to built environment outcomes.  Using the Boston region as a case study, students explore several different kinds of place-based strategies including the Seaport innovation district, the Downtown Crossing business improvement district, the BRA/EDIC Marine Industrial Park, and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Students are also exposed to economic development finance including the fundamentals of bond finance, tax increment financing, among others.  The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and student presentations.  While there is no formal pre-requisite, previous coursework in economics is recommended.


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05422: Tourism Planning and Economic Development (SES 0542200)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Friday 9:00 - 12:00   42 Kirkland 1G

Instructor(s)
Judith Grant Long

Course Description

Governments around the world seek to leverage economic development by increasing their share of the global tourism market.  This course introduces students to tourism as an emerging niche of planning expertise.  Students are exposed to the variety of strategic elements that inform contemporary tourism planning including city branding, destination portfolio theory, historic preservation, environmental tourism, event tourism, medical and religious tourism, among others.  Through a combination of lectures and international case studies—including the Olympic Games, the UNESCO world heritage sites program, and the casino industry in Macau, China—students explore the institutional context of tourism, the planning and financing of its specific infrastructure, and the economic development frameworks commonly used to evaluate public investments.  While there is no formal pre-requisite, previous coursework in economics is recommended. 
 
 
 


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09506: Thesis Extension in Satisfaction of Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950600)

Landscape Architecture
Independent Study - 16 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Judith Grant Long, Spiro Pollalis, Christoph Reinhart, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis

Course Description

Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.


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