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The Elements of Citymaking: Design, Policy, and Finance

The course will examine the theory of city making at various scales, ranging from a development site at the smallest scale to urban regions at the largest.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (57 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2022
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. The Three Elements of Citymaking (3 mins)
  • 3. Policy (15 mins)
  • 4. Design (4 mins)
  • 5. Finance, Part I (5 mins)
  • 6. Finance, Part II (13 mins)
  • 7. Case Study: Los Angeles River Revitalization Project (11 mins)
  • 8. Conclusion (1 min)

What You Will Learn

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  • Understand the ‘Citymaking Dialectic.’ 

  • Understand how the various elements of Design contribute to the formation/reformation of the city.

  • Understand how the various elements of Policy contribute to the formation/reformation of the city.

  • Understand how the various elements of Finance contribute to the formation/reformation of the city.

  • Understand how the 3 above elements intersect to shape cities.

 

Course Description

Cities are formed and reformed through various processes beyond the land use regulation typical of contemporary U.S. city planning. "The Elements of Citymaking: Design, Policy, and Finance" course examines design, policy, and finance as discrete but interrelated categories for a full understanding of the ‘citymaking’ process.

The course will examine the theory of citymaking at various scales, ranging from a development site at the smallest scale to urban regions at the largest. The course will illustrate these topics through best practices and case studies from North American cities, as well as projects from the instructor’s portfolio and at-home exercises.

Learn these skills

  • Architecture
  • Development
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Financing
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Plan Making
  • Real Estate
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

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Jason Neville

Jason Neville

Jason is an experienced urban planner, redevelopment professional, and affordable housing developer.

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