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Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development

This class includes final projects based on MIT students working in association with a West Philadelphia middle school, on the urban redesign of neighborhoods near the middle school.This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approa...

Start Date: Feb 01, 2001 Topics: Design, General History, Education
Cost: Free

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This class includes final projects based on MIT students working in association with a West Philadelphia middle school, on the urban redesign of neighborhoods near the middle school.This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme.Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed.The class website can be found here:Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2001 to May 25, 2001
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Design, General History, Education

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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