Urban Studies and Planning

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Students using the luminous table, from Eran Ben-Joseph's class, 11.304J.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning, established in 1932, was the second planning department in the U.S. and today is one of the largest planning departments nationally.

DUSP excels at theorizing from practice and is particularly interested in how decisions are implemented and the impacts and benefits on those affected.

The department offers degree programs in the five specialization areas: City Design and Development (CDD), Environmental Policy Group (EPG), Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), International Development and Regional Planning (IDRP) and Planning Support Systems (PSS).  There are also two non-degree programs, the Center for Reflective Community Practice (CRCP) for mid-career community activists and the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) for mid-career professionals in developing countries.

A wide range of field-based opportunities are available for students to work in collaboration with faculty on real-world planning problems. This unique tie between theoretical academic studies and field-based action research is one of the continuing allures of the program.

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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 11.001JIntroduction to Urban Design and DevelopmentSpring 2006
 11.002JFundamentals of Public PolicyFall 2004
 11.004JCityScope: New OrleansSpring 2007
 11.007Resolving Public DisputesSpring 2005
 11.011The Art and Science of NegotiationSpring 2006
 11.013JAmerican Urban History ISpring 2005
 11.014JAmerican Urban History IIFall 2004
 11.015JRiots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American HistoryFall 2004
 11.016JThe Once and Future CitySpring 2006
 11.020Poverty, Public Policy and ControversyFall 2003
 11.021JThe Ancient CitySpring 2005
 11.026JDowntownSpring 2005
 11.027City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about CitiesSpring 2006
 11.122Environment and SocietyFall 2002
 11.123Big PlansSpring 2003
 11.124Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and ScienceFall 2004
 11.125Exploring K-12 Classroom TeachingSpring 2005
 11.126JEconomics of EducationSpring 2007
 11.127Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and EducationSpring 2005
 11.128Information Technology and the Labor MarketSpring 2005
 11.129Educational Theory and Practice IFall 2006
 11.131Educational Theory and Practice IIISpring 2007
 11.163JLaw and SocietySpring 2003
 11.164Human Rights in Theory and PracticeSpring 2005
 11.166Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International ExperienceFall 2002
 11.167Economic Development & Technical CapabilitiesSpring 2004
 11.248Information Technology and the Labor MarketSpring 2005
 11.249Economics of EducationSpring 2007
 11.252Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and EducationSpring 2005
 11.310JMedia Technology and City Design and DevelopmentSpring 2002
 11.339JDowntownSpring 2005
 11.433JReal Estate EconomicsSpring 2004
 11.496Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International ExperienceFall 2002
 11.497Human Rights in Theory and PracticeSpring 2005
 11.969Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute ResolutionSummer 2005
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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 11.026JDowntownSpring 2005
 11.126JEconomics of EducationSpring 2007
 11.127Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and EducationSpring 2005
 11.128Information Technology and the Labor MarketSpring 2005
 11.164Human Rights in Theory and PracticeSpring 2005
 11.166Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International ExperienceFall 2002
 11.188A Workshop on Geographic Information SystemsFall 2005
 11.201Gateway: Planning ActionFall 2002
 11.201Gateway: Planning ActionFall 2005
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11.201Gateway: Planning ActionFall 2007
 11.202Gateway: Planning EconomicsFall 2004
 11.203Microeconomics for PlannersFall 2004
 11.204Planning, Communications, and Digital MediaFall 2004
 11.208Introduction to Computers in Public Management IIJanuary (IAP) 2002
 11.220Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Method for Planning ISpring 2006
 11.225Argumentation and CommunicationFall 2006
 11.229Advanced Writing SeminarSpring 2004
 11.233Crafting Research Questions and Qualitative MethodologyFall 2005
 11.233Research Design for Policy Analysis and PlanningFall 2007
 11.235Analyzing Projects and Organizations: How Organizations BehaveFall 2006
 11.237Gender and Race, Work, and Public PolicySpring 2005
 11.248Information Technology and the Labor MarketSpring 2005
 11.249Economics of EducationSpring 2007
 11.252Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and EducationSpring 2005
 11.255Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public SectorSpring 2005
 11.262JOrganizations and EnvironmentsFall 2004
 11.301JIntroduction to Urban Design and DevelopmentFall 2006
 11.302JUrban Design PoliticsSpring 2003
 11.304JSite and Urban Systems PlanningSpring 2006
 11.307Beijing Urban Design StudioSummer 2006
 11.308JAdvanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City DesignFall 2005
 11.309JSensing Place: Photography as InquirySpring 2006
 11.309JSites in Sight: Photography as InquiryFall 2003
 11.310JMedia Technology and City Design and DevelopmentFall 2002
 11.328JUrban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, and Representing the CityFall 2004
 11.329Social Theory and the CityFall 2005
 11.330JTheory of City FormSpring 2004
 11.332JUrban DesignFall 2003
 11.332JUrban Design Studio: ProvidenceSpring 2005
 11.333Urban Design SeminarSpring 2005
 11.339JDowntownSpring 2005
 11.360Community Growth and Land Use PlanningFall 2003
 11.360Community Growth and Land Use PlanningFall 2006
 11.360Community Growth and Land Use PlanningFall 2005
 11.362Environmental Management Practicum: Brownfield RedevelopmentFall 2006
 11.363Civil Society and the EnvironmentSpring 2005
 11.364International Environmental NegotiationFall 2002
 11.366JPlanning for Sustainable DevelopmentSpring 2006
 11.368Environmental JusticeFall 2004
 11.370Brownfields Policy and PracticeFall 2005
 11.371JSustainable EnergyJanuary (IAP) 2007
 11.371JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
 11.373Science, Politics, and Environmental PolicyFall 2004
 11.375Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental PolicymakingSpring 2006
 11.380JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2002
 11.401Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic DevelopmentFall 2003
 11.401Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic DevelopmentFall 2004
 11.414JLabor and PoliticsFall 2005
 11.421Housing and Human ServicesSpring 2005
 11.422Downtown Management OrganizationsFall 2006
 11.423Information and Communication Technologies in Community DevelopmentSpring 2004
 11.431JReal Estate Finance and InvestmentFall 2006
 11.432JReal Estate Capital MarketsSpring 2007
 11.433JReal Estate EconomicsSpring 2004
 11.434JAdvanced Topics in Real Estate FinanceSpring 2007
 11.437Financing Economic DevelopmentSpring 2006
 11.439Revitalizing Urban Main StreetsSpring 2003
 11.439Revitalizing Urban Main StreetsSpring 2005
 11.467JProperty Rights in TransitionSpring 2005
 11.469Urban Sociology in Theory and PracticeSpring 2007
 11.471Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the PoorSpring 2003
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11.471Political Economy of Development Projects: Targeting the PoorFall 2007
 11.471Targeting the Poor: Small Firms, Workers, and Local Economic DevelopmentFall 2004
 11.479Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing CountriesSpring 2005
 11.479JWater and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing CountriesSpring 2007
 11.481JAnalyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2005
 11.481JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2004
 11.481JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2006
 11.482JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and ModelingFall 2003
 11.482JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2005
 11.482JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2004
 11.482JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and ModelingFall 2006
 11.484Project Appraisal in Developing CountriesSpring 2005
 11.486JEconomic Institutions and Growth Policy AnalysisFall 2005
 11.487Urban Public Finance in Developing CountriesFall 2004
 11.489The Growth and Spatial Structure of CitiesFall 2005
 11.491JEconomic Development, Policy Analysis, and IndustrializationFall 2004
 11.493Legal Aspects of Property and Land UseFall 2005
 11.496Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International ExperienceFall 2002
 11.497Human Rights in Theory and PracticeSpring 2005
 11.501Introduction to Technology and CitiesFall 2002
 11.520A Workshop on Geographic Information SystemsFall 2005
 11.521Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information SystemsSpring 2003
 11.522Research Seminar on Urban Information SystemsFall 2005
 11.523Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information SystemsSpring 2003
 11.524Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information SystemsSpring 2003
 11.527JTransportation SystemsFall 2004
 11.540JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2006
 11.541JPublic Transportation Service and Operations PlanningSpring 2006
 11.542JTransit ManagementFall 2006
 11.543JTransportation Policy and Environmental LimitsSpring 2004
 11.545JIntroduction to Transportation SystemsFall 2006
 11.601Introduction to Environmental Policy and PlanningFall 2005
 11.701Introduction to Planning & Institutional Processes in Developing CountriesFall 2003
 11.701Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing CountriesFall 2005
 11.800Doctoral Research Seminar: Knowledge in the Public ArenaSpring 2007
 11.914Planning CommunicationSpring 2007
 11.941Disaster, Vulnerability and ResilienceSpring 2005
 11.941Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part IFall 2003
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11.942Regional Energy-Environmental Economic ModelingSpring 2007
 11.942Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part IISpring 2004
 11.943Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning - The Cardener River Corridor WorkshopFall 2001
 11.943JUrban Transportation, Land Use, and the EnvironmentSpring 2002
 11.945Katrina PracticumSpring 2006
 11.945Springfield StudioSpring 2004
 11.945Springfield StudioFall 2005
 11.946Planning in Transition Economies for Growth and EquitySpring 2004
 11.946JBeijing Urban Design StudioSummer 2004
 11.947History and Theory of Historic PreservationSpring 2007
 11.947Imaging the City: The Place of Media in City Design and DevelopmentFall 1998
 11.947New Century Cities: Real Estate, Digital Technology, and DesignFall 2004
 11.947Race, Immigration, and PlanningSpring 2005
 11.947Sustainable Economic DevelopmentSpring 2004
 11.948Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and DevelopmentSpring 2001
 11.948The Politics of Reconstructing IraqSpring 2005
 11.949Cities in Conflict: Theory and PracticeFall 2003
 11.949City Visions: Past and FutureSpring 2004
 11.950Citizen Participation, Community Development, and Urban Governance in the Developing WorldSpring 2007
 11.952Foshan China WorkshopSpring 2004
 11.952Gaoming Studio - ChinaSpring 2005
 11.953Comparative Land Use and Transportation PlanningSpring 2006
 11.954Community-Owned Enterprise and Civic ParticipationSpring 2005
 11.957Frameworks of Urban GovernanceJanuary (IAP) 2007
 11.959Reforming Natural Resources Governance: Failings of Scientific Rationalism and Alternatives for Building Common GroundJanuary (IAP) 2007
 11.965Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning FrontiersJanuary (IAP) 2007
 11.967Special Studies in Urban Studies and Planning: Economic Development Planning SkillsJanuary (IAP) 2007
 11.969Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute ResolutionSummer 2005
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