11.337J | Spring 2007 | Graduate

Urban Design Policy and Action


Part I: A tools approach to implementing urban design policy
1 Why should government get involved in urban design?

A tools approach to government action
2 The five (plus or minus) tools

3 Ownership and operation

4 Regulation

5 Property rights

6 Incentives and disincentives: direct and indirect

7 Information

8 Choosing tools and designing programs Paper 1 due
Part II: Two case studies in the implementation of urban design policy
9 Downtown planning in San Francisco

10 Field trip to Boston Civic Design Commission meeting

11 Design review

12 In conclusion Paper 2 due