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City Planning Economics OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT on the Economics of City Planning'Gateway: Planning Economics,' a free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is designed as a brief follow-up to 'Microeconomics for Planners.'
Urban revitalization is the process of rebuilding thriving economically, environmentally and socially sustainable urban areas and populations, in areas that have been in decline and in those urban areas that are stressed from the continuing influx of people to urban areas. Keywords urbanization, economic revitalization, urban population growth, rural to urban migration, land development, sprawl, land use change, impervious surfaces, heat island, infrastructure, quality of life, economic development, job availability, living conditions, working conditions, housing, sustainable cities, slums, shanty towns, neighborhood renewal, greenbelt encroachment, megacities, favelas, colonias, informal economy, urban vitality, community gardens, urban farms, liveable cities <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
At last week’s Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco, the Democracy Collaborative gave an inspiring talk about economic revitalization in Cleveland, OH, a city that is suffering from high unemployment, urban blight, and the emigration of several large employers from the area.