Readings

SES # TOPICS READINGS
Part I: Courses and Project Introduction; Sustainable Development Concepts and Theory
1 Introduction to Course  
2 Introduction to Sustainable Developments Concepts and Theory Client background information and projects' scopes.

Amazon logo Beatley, Timothy, and Kristy Manning. The Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1997, chapter 1, and 5. ISBN: 1559634782.

Katz, Bruce, and Jennifer Bradley. "Divided We Sprawl." The Atlantic Monthly, December 1999, 26-41.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. "The Next Industrial Revolution." The Atlantic Monthly, October 1998, 82-92.
3 Concepts and Theory: Brownfields and Neighborhood Development Amazon logo Bates, Timothy. Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, chapter 1, pp. 1-23. ISBN: 0801857996.

Jepson, E., Jr. "The Conceptual Integration of Planning and Sustainability: An Investigation of Planners In The United States." Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 21 (2003): 389-410.

Kibel, Paul. "The Urban Nexus: Open Space, Brownfields and Justice." Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 25 (1998): 589-618.

Roberts, Brian, and Michael Cohen. "Enhancing Sustainable Development by Triple Value Adding to the Core Business of Government." Economic Development Quarterly 16, no. 2 (May 2002): 127-137.

Tietz, Michael B. "Neighborhood Economics: Local Communities and Regional Markets." Economic Development Quarterly 3, no. 2 (May 1989): 111-122.

Amazon logo Waldinger, Roger, Howard Aldrich, and Robin Ward. "Opportunities, Group Characteristics, and Strategies." In Ethnic Entrepreneurs: Immigrant Business in Industrial Societies. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1990, pp. 13-49. ISBN: 0803937113.
4 Concepts and Theory: Industrial Ecology and Green Development Amazon logo Rocky Mountain Institute. Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1998, pp. 24-65, and 124-190. ISBN: 0471188786.

Amazon logo Kinsley, Michael. "Sustainable Development: Prosperity without Growth." In Economic Renewal Guide. Old Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute, chapter 1. ISBN: 1881071065.

Amazon logo Torrens, I., and Karen Yeager. "The Electric Utility Industry." In The Ecology of Industry. Edited by Deanna J. Richards and Greg Pearson. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998, pp. 72-100. ISBN: 0309063558.
Part II: Existing Conditions Analysis and Formulating Plan Agenda
5 Brownfields, Economic Base Analysis, and Indicators Abelson, Ned, et al. "Rhode Island Chapter of the American Bar Association's Brownfields Book." 2nd ed. 2002.

Bashaw, John R. "Environmental Site Assessment." Occupational Health & Safety 61, no. 3 (March 1992): 32-33.

Blanchet, R. "Risk Assessments Aid Phase III Audits." Environmental Protection, April 1992.

Hernandez, L. Building Upon Our Strengths: A Community Guide to Brownfields Redevelopment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Oakland, CA: Urban Habitat Program, 1999, pp. 1-14, 52-57, and 65-68.

Hollander, Jason B. "Measuring Community: Using Sustainability Indicators in Devens, MA." Planners' Casebook (January 2002).

Amazon logo National Academies of Sciences. "Concept of Livability Indicators." In Community and Quality Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2003, chapter 1, pp 23-53. ISBN: 0309082609.

Market Street Services. "Austin, Texas Economic and Demographic Profile." Phase I Report (May 2003).
FT Field Trip to Sites  
6 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
7 Research Methods: Waste Streams/Emissions and Industry and Cluster Analysis Amazon logo Chertow, Marian R., and Daniel C. Esty, eds. Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 1-37. ISBN: 0300073038.

Coogan, P., and T. Greene. "How to Investigate Environmental Health Problems in Your Community." Boston, MA: JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies. Working Paper, 1997.

Amazon logo Heaton, G., Jr., and R. D. Banks. "Toward a New Generation of Environmental Technology." In Investing in Innovation. Edited by Lewis Branscomb and James Keller. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998, chapter 11, pp. 276-297. ISBN: 0262522675.

Waits, Mary Jo. "The Added Value of the Industry Cluster Approach to Economic Analysis, Strategy Development, and Service Delivery." Economic Development Quarterly 14, no. 1 (February 2002): 35-50.
8 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
9 Environmental Justice Issues and Market Analysis Cairns, Shannon, Jessica Greig, and Martin Wachs. "Environmental Justice and Transportation: A Citizen's Handbook." Institute of Transportation Studies. Berkeley, CA: University of California Berkeley, 2003.

Amazon logo Carn, N., et al. Real Estate Market Analysis: Techniques and Applications. London, UK: International Thompson Publishing Services, Ltd., 1988, Chapter 10, pp. 214-234. ISBN: 0324136560.

Kuehn, R. "The Environmental Justice Implications of Quantitative Risk Assessment." University of Illinois Law Review 103 (1996).

Amazon logo Rechtscaffen, C., and E. Guana. Environmental Justice: Law, Policy and Regulation. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002, pp. 217-220, and 226-236. ISBN: 0890894124.

Waxman, Andrew. "Utilizing Economic Theories of Retail to Revitalize Inner-City Neighborhood Business Districts: The Case of Upham's Corner Main Streets." MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Masters Thesis, June 1998, chapters 6, and 7.
10 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
11 Presentation on Preliminary Findings (Team 1)  
12 Presentation on Preliminary Findings (Team 2)  
13 Feedback, Synthesize, and Reflect  
Part III: Plan Building Blocks: Environmental and Economic Development Polices and Interventions
14 Technology Transfer, Green Design, and Industrial Ecology Amazon logo Beatley, Timothy, and Kristy Manning. The Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1997, chapter 4. ISBN: 1559634782.

Amazon logo Hershkowitz, Alan. Bronx Ecology: Blueprint for a New Environmentalism. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002, pp. 27-51, 87-102, and 197-212. ISBN: 1559638648.

Amazon logo Jolly, Vijay K. Commercializing New Technologies: Getting from Mind to Market. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1997, pp. 1-18. ISBN: 0875847609.

Reamer, Andrew, et al. "Technology Transfer and Commercialization." Washington, DC: Economic Development Administration, 2003, chapter 4, pp. 111-128. (PDF)

Romm, J., and W. Browning. "Greening the Building and the Bottom Line: Increasing Productivity through Energy-Efficient Design." Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute, 1998. Working paper.
15 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
16 Brownfields and Real Estate Development Amazon logo Blakely, E., and T. Bradshaw. "Locality Development." In Planning Local Economic Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002, Chapter 7, pp. 179-196. ISBN: 0761924582.

Eisen, J., "Brownfields of Dreams? Challenges and Limits of Voluntary Cleanup Programs and Incentives." University of Illinois Law Review 882 (1996).

Hernandez, M. "The Impact of Commercial Development on Inner City Revitalization: An Analysis of Projects in Boston, Cambridge, MA." MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Master's Thesis, July 2001.

Amazon logo Simmons, R. Turning Brownfields into Greenbacks: Developing and Financing Environmentally Contaminated Urban Real Estate. Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute, 1998, pp. 100-110. ISBN: 0874208513.

Amazon logo Shutkin, William. The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000, pp. 167-208. ISBN: 0262692708.
17 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
18 Small Business Development and Land Use Planning Amazon logo Blakely, E., and T. Bradshaw. "Business Development." In Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994, Chapter 8, pp. 217-235. ISBN: 0803952104.

Amazon logo Chertow, Marian R., and Daniel C. Esty, eds. Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 60-76. ISBN: 0300073038.

Grossman, Karen. "Connectors and Conduits: Reaching Competitive Markets from the Ground Up." The Aspen Institute, 2002, pp. 12-32. (PDF)

Holliston Case Study. Charles River Watershed Association.

Lowitt, Peter. "Londonderry Case Study." and Lowitt, Peter, M. Deppe, T. Leatherwood, and N. Warner. "A Planner's Overview of Eco-Industrial Development." Both prepared for American Planning Association Annual Conference, 2000. Unpublished documents.

Sierra Club. "The Dark Side of the American Dream: The Costs and Consequences of Suburban Sprawl." Sierra Club Sprawl Report. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 1998, pp. 1-9.
19 Apply Previous Class Content to Projects  
Part IV: Plan Formulation
20 Initial Ideas  
21 Elements of a Plan  
22 Synthesize  
23 Refine and Practice  
24 Refine and Practice (cont.)  
25 Reflection  
26 Final Projects Due