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PLAN-850 Studio: Sustainable Development

5 Credits

Each semester, this studio undertakes a comprehensive land use planning study for a key piece of urban property. The study tests the physical, environmental, social and financial feasibility of developing the area for mixed urban uses. It examines the problems and opportunities that are present in the area and focuses on the development of a number of alternative plans for both short-term (three to five years) and long-term (15 years) futures. The layout, design and character of proposed housing, industry, social services and open spaces are included in the development plan, as are issues of equitable development and the creation of environmentally-sensitive sustainable communities.