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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).

Course Curriculum

  • Economic Data Sources and Profiling the Local and Regional Economy Unlimited
  • Industry and Cluster Analysis Unlimited
  • Retail and Commercial Real Estate Market Analysis Unlimited
  • Resource and Asset Assessment and Discussion of Economic Profile Assignment Unlimited

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