Content with Disciplines : Urban Planning

Worcester Community Project Center

The Worcester Community Project Center brings together into a more productive synergy two long-term WPI initiatives: I) Improving service to the Worcester community through enhancing outreach from WPI faculty, graduates and students, specifically through locally-sponsored interactive projects relating science, technology and society (which is a unique nine-credit-hour reqiurement for graduation for all WPI students) II) Improving the academic quality of interactive projects performed locally, by adapting best practices developed at distant residential project sites to enrich learning in projects sponsored by local agencies and carried out by students living on campus. The mission of the group is to assist local…

Green Urbanism and Urban Gardening

Course Description and Goals: The block of courses is about doing something about the environmental issues we face – a task that, of course, will require research, analysis, organization, and writing, but that must also result in practical action.  The goals of the course are to encourage you to become an active citizen in your own educational process and our wider community; to learn about, analyze, critique, and apply some of the historical and contemporary interdisciplinary thinking regarding green urbanism and urban gardening to a particular community project; to immerse yourself in one local attempt to bring Cincinnati closer to…

The Politics of San Francisco

San Francisco Political Issues: Housing and Economic Development (Political Science 475.1) San Francisco Urban Institute San Francisco State University Instructors: Dr. Brian Murphy, Political Science, Urban Institute Mr. Hadley Roff, former Deputy Mayor, San Francisco Mr. Calvin Welch, San Francisco Information Clearing House Ms. Sharen Hewitt, San Francisco Housing Authority Mr. Gordon Chin, Chinatown Community Development Corp .Introduction: This course offers San Francisco State University undergraduates an opportunity to study the recent political history of San Francisco, with a particular focus on the economic and social context within which policy debates and political engagement have emerged. More critically, the course…

Regional Planning

Planning for Metropolitan RegionsThis course will focus on the regional scale management of the relationships between urban land use, transportation and environmental quality. Background will be provided on local and national trends, related research findings, existing legal and institutional contexts, contradictions in currently espoused solutions, and emerging policy options. Recent work on land use, transportation and environmental quality by community organizations like 1000 Friends of Oregon will be reviewed. Then the following three activities will be implemented in successive offerings of the course to constitute the course's service learning component. The first activity scheduled for this spring will be to…