Taubman College

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Term Winter 2012
Class UP 562
Class Title Emerging Regionally Significant Walkable Urban Places; Economic Role, Strategy and Management
Description In the early 21st century, the building of regionally significant “walkable urban” places is the major development trend. In every metropolitan area, regionally significant places are where the most important businesses, civic institutions and jobs locate, driving the economy. This course is held in metropolitan Washington, DC, over winter break (February 25-March 2, 2012). The Washington region has more regionally significant walkable urban places than any other metro area in the country, hence is the model for how development will occur over the next generation. The class will visit emerging walkable urban places and learn from senior planning officials, developers and place managers how they are planned, built and managed. An extra bonus is a better understanding of the nation’s Capitol, which has become one of the country’s most urbane metro areas. This is a 1.5 credit hour class. Students are responsible for their own travel and lodging. The professor, Christopher B. Leinberger, is also president of Locus, a national developer advocacy organization, a real estate developer, author, and is engaged in research through the Brookings Institution. Come to Washington to see the future of metropolitan areas in this country and abroad.
Prereq Real Estate Development Certificate
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Meets Will be traveling to Washinton DC February 25-March 2, 2012
Credits 1.5
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Syllabus not available