PLAN-713A Community Economic Development Perspective
2:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Higgins Hall South, 209
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.”.