GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:09.
Courses taught by Judith Grant Long
01121: First Semester Core Urban Planning Studio (STU 0112100)
Urban Planning and Design
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 2:00 - 6:00
The first semester core studio of the Master of Urban Planning program introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and technical skills used by urban planners to create, research, analyze, and implement plans and projects for the built environment. The studio operates in conjunction with GSD 2129: GIS and Visual Representation, which introduces students to spatial analysis and representation techniques to communicate planning analysis and ideas. The studio will use the City of Boston as the students' planning laboratory and students will be expected to understand the city through the lenses of planning elements such as demographics, economic attributes, market forces, and public and private stakeholder interests, all of which shape the city and inform decisions about land use, development, and infrastructure. The studio is organized into four parts, each representing a fundamental stage of the urban planning process.
- Part 1 explores the importance of ideas as the basis for urban planning. Students will be exposed to the power of ideas as reflected in the kind of city Boston is today. An emphasis is placed on identifying sources of creative thinking, how ideas are expressed, and how they link to urban planning outcomes.
- Part 2 explores research skills and analytic tools used by urban planners to understand the built environment. The integration of learning from GSD 2129 will provide techniques for recording and representing the results of the research.
- Part 3 explores the making of plans for the built environment. Using the creative and research skills developed in Parts 1 and 2 of the studio, students prepare functional urban plans, addressing land use, related building types, infrastructure requirements, open space needs, and other aspects of physical plans.
- Part 4 focuses on the strategies that planners use to implement their ideas. Students explore the range of implementation tools necessary to realize a plan, including zoning, development guidelines, phasing, sources and uses of funds, public engagement, and roles and responsibilities, among others. Throughout the semester the principles of urban planning with regard to equity, environment, and economics are explored with regard to planning proposals.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Urban Planning program.
05421: Introduction to Local Economic Development (SES 0542100)
Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00 42 Kirkland 1G
Judith Grant Long
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.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits
Diane Davis, Eric Howeler, Iñaki Abalos, Frank Apeseche, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Joan Busquets, Jana Cephas, Ed Eigen, Rosetta Elkin, Andreas Georgoulias, Michael Hooper, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Judith Grant Long, Yanni Loukissas, David Mah, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Mark Mulligan, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Christine Smith, Maryann Thompson, Raymond Torto, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Neil Brenner
Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of the faculty member sponsoring the study.