Main Profile

At A Glance

The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities

This course features a full list of readings and assignments, as well as a selection of exemplary students' work.This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infras...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2005
Cost: Free

Contact

The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities's Full Profile

Overview

Description

This course features a full list of readings and assignments, as well as a selection of exemplary students' work.This course examines the economic, political, social, and spatial dynamics of urban growth and decline in cities and their key component areas (downtown, suburbs, etc.). Topics include impacts of industrialization, technology, politics, and social practices on cities. Students will examine the role of public and private sector activities, ranging from zoning and subsidies to infrastructure development and real estate investment, in affecting urban growth and decline. Readings are both theoretical and empirical, with considerable thought paid to comparative and historical differences.

Details

  • Dates: Sep 01, 2005 to Dec 20, 2005
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Diane Davis
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW

Provider Overview

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.

Latest Tweet

Questions about The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities

Want more info about The Growth and Spatial Structure of Cities? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer