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PLAN-713A Community Economic Development Perspective

2 Credits

Downtowns are essential for a community’s economic and civic health. This course explores multi-disciplinary strategies to revitalize downtowns, whether as small as a rural hamlet or as large as a metropolitan center. The emphasis is on commercial revitalization, but downtown and mixed-use redevelopment are fully ad-dressed. All of the elements of a successful program are covered, including: surveys, market analyses, public participation, access, transit, parking, pedestrians, placemaking, streetscape, facade programs, regulations, and “main street management.”.