Brownfield's Policy and Practice OpenCourseWare: MIT's Graduate Level Free Online Course on the Study of the Brownfield Sites

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Find out about the numerous Brownfield sites scattered across the United States and the reasons why the redesign of these sites will be part of urban planning for years to come. This OpenCourseWare, 'Brownfield's Policy and Practice', is sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This free online course is suited to those interested in pursuing a graduate degree in city planning.

Brownfield's Policy and Practice: Course Specifics

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Brownfield's Policy and Practice: Course Description

Discover the foundation of the Brownfield lifecycle in this online seminar course taught by Professor James Hamilton. Over the course of the class, you will examine the reasons behind the creation of the lifecycle and the practices leading the redevelopment process. The class focuses on the potential function of the lifecycle in community renewal. Case studies are employed to help students develop their skills in efficiently resolving issues involving the inactive sites. This OpenCourseWare is a prerequisite for a second MIT course that focuses on Brownfield field-oriented redevelopment ventures.

This free class includes a complete reading list and assignments available for download. If you're interested in these free online materials, visit the Brownfield course page.