Economic Development Planning

A river flanked by large brick buildings.

Former mill buildings in Biddeford-Saco (Maine) that have been adaptively reused for housing, restaurant, and commercial space. (Photo by the instructor.)



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Spring 2020



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This course examines why we plan for economic development, how government is funded in the US, what strategies are commonly used to attract and retain development, and how effective they are at accomplishing goals. We look at the tools and techniques of development through a variety of lenses, including those of effectiveness, equity, sustainability, and impacts on other aspects of public finance.

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Jeff Levine. 11.438 Economic Development Planning. Spring 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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