Downtown Management Organizations OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course on Urban Management

Published Feb 14, 2009

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'Downtown Management Organizations' is a free online course offered by MIT that focuses on the ins and outs of the creation of downtown complexes on urban areas. The Urban Studies and Planning program course discusses the undertaking of downtown structuring in countries like South Africa as well as in the U.S.

Downtown Management Organizations: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
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Downtown Management Organizations: Course Description

Professor Lorlene Hoyt teaches 'Downtown Management Organizations', a course in which its on-campus version actually incorporated the involvement of Mayor Ray Nagin and New Orleans. This Urban Studies and Planning program course gives students the chance to assist in the redesign of New Orleans since its ravaging by Hurricane Katrina. There is a suggested group project component in which students assess the restructuring and management of the French Quarter. Various guest lecturers including North Philadelphia Health System Director of Development David Cohen encourage students to think critically about the development of downtown cores in modern urban environments. Topics students hopefully comprehend by course's end include how to ensure the prosperity of a downtown area and what tools prove effective and ineffective and why.

The online version of this course includes a full reading list as well as a variety of related resources. To learn more, visit the downtown management of urban space course page.

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