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The Practicum « MIT@Lawrence

The Practicum

The core of MIT@Lawrence is practicum: 11.423 Information, Asset-building, and the Immigrant City. Practicums at DUSP embody the department’s commitment to engaging communities, encouraging teamwork and preparing our students for community impact after MIT. In its current form, the Practicum Course has been running since 2004.

Practicum Offerings

Fall 2007 Informing the Plan for a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area for the Neighborhood of Arlington in Lawrence, MA
Fall 2011 Focus on Arlington: A Local Operating Manual
Fall 2010 Taking Back Lawrence: Tactics and Tools for Improving Registration, Compliance and Enforcement of Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties
Spring 2010 Taking Back Lawrence: Transforming and Cleaning Canals and Alleys
Spring 2009 Storymill: Union Crossing Project
Fall 2006 Property Disposition in Lawrence, MA
Fall 2005 Vacant and Abandon Properties in Lawrence: A Vision for Rationalizing and Institutionalizing Property Disposition and Acquisition for Neighborhood Development
Spring 2004 People and Places: Individual Development Accounts, Technology and Community Revitalization in Lawrence, MA

11.521/11.522 Advanced GIS Project

Before the start of the formal Lawrence Practicum, the MIT@Lawrence partnership started with MIT students working on projects as part of this half-semester GIS project.

Spring 2003 Implementing a Neighborhood Information System: Lawrence, MA
Spring 2002 Creating a Community Asset Mapping System: Lawrence, MA