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11.967 Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning: Economic Development Planning Skills, January (IAP) 2007

Driving in autumn.
An image of a town not unlike Hartford, Vermont. (Photo ©

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of readings and lecture notes from this four-day IAP seminar.

Course Description

This intensive and brief 4-day seminar, taught during MIT's Independent Activities Period in January, uses a case set in Hartford, Vermont to introduce economic development planning skills to students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) Degree Program. It introduces analytical tools that are used to assess local economic development conditions, issues, and opportunities as part of formulating economic development plans. The course is designed to provide MCP students with skills needed for applied economic development planning work in other courses, particularly Economic Development Planning (11.438) and Revitalizing Urban Main Streets (11.439).


Prof. Karl Seidman

Course Meeting Times

Four sessions for 1 week
2.5 hours / session



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