HARVARD GSD 5103 - Syllabus (15 pages)

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Harvard University
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Gsd 5103 - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT

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SYLLABUS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS HARVARD UNIVERSITY GSD 5103 KSG HUT 268 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT KAYDEN Fall 2006 Meets Mondays and Wednesdays 11 40am 1 00pm Gund Hall 111 Schedule for periodic non required discussion sessions will be announced Jerold S Kayden Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design Department of Urban Planning and Design Harvard University Graduate School of Design Gund 312 jkayden gsd harvard edu 617 496 0830 Office Hours Mondays 1 20pm 3 20pm Teaching Fellows Stephen Ramos Head Teaching Fellow D Des candidate sramos gsd harvard edu Lara Belkind Ph D candidate lbelkind fas harvard edu Miwa Matsuo D Des candidate mmatsuo gsd harvard edu Office hours to be announced Teaching Assistant Radhika Nair rnair gsd harvard edu I DESCRIPTION An increasingly complex blend of public and private actions develops today s cities This has not always been the case Years ago development roles and responsibilities generally tracked paths trod separately by either government or private actors Now faced with public resource constraints shifting public priorities changed socio economic conditions and new political arrangements public and private actors find themselves collaborating to a much greater degree in producing the built environment Private developers assume a public persona agreeing to provide physical infrastructure social amenities and municipal services once financed and delivered by local government Developers regularly involve public planners and citizen groups at the project feasibility phase in ways unthinkable not so long ago Government officials participate in private development activities by way of providing cash subsidies and physical infrastructure acquiring and disposing of land and attaching extensive public benefit conditions to development approval Government actors at times grant some of their authority to private parties as long as such private parties agree to finance and manage achievement of government



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