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<ul><li><p>11.123BigPlans:AdaptingtoClimateChangeMITDepartmentofUrbanStudiesandPlanning Tue,Thu,9:3011:00am,Room9451Spring2016 Units306,HASSInstructors: MichaelWilson LindaShiOffice: SteamCafe 9265OfficeHours: TBD Friday10am12pmEmail: mtwilson@mit.edu lindashi@mit.edu </p><p>Makenolittleplanstheyhavenomagictostirmen'sbloodandprobablywillthemselvesnotberealized.Makebigplansaimhighinhopeandwork,rememberingthatanoble,logicaldiagramoncerecordedwillnotdie.</p><p>DanielBurnham</p><p>Withoverhalftheworldlivingincities,theprocessesandchallengesofurbanizationtouchoneveryaspectofmodernsociety.CitiesinAsiaandotherpartsoftheGlobalSoutharegrowingatunprecedentedspeedsandscales,whileothersinpostindustrializedregionsfacethechallengeofdecliningpopulationsandinvestment.Largeurbanregionscanofferagglomerationeconomies,culturalvibrancyanddiversity,andthepotentialforenvironmentalsustainabilitythroughcompactdevelopment.Atthesametime,climatechangeisalreadyimposingexponentiallyincreasingeconomicdamagesonurbanregions,manyofthelargestofwhicharelocatedinoralongrivers,deltas,andcoastlines.Within50to100years,anincreaseof24Cinglobalaveragetemperaturecouldcause5feetormoreofsealevelrise,fundamentallyaffectingthegeographyoftheplacesthatcanbeinhabited,developed,orprotected.Theconvergenceofthesemajorenvironmental,social,andeconomictrendsmakesforsomeofthemostintractablechallengesconfrontingmodernsociety.Throughouthistory,complexissuessuchasthesehaveinspiredbigurbanplansthathavecapturedsocietysimaginationwiththeirtechnologicalpromiseandphysicalscaleofreform.Overtime,however,therehasbeengrowingpushbackfromcommunityandenvironmentalactivistsabouttheinsensitivityofBigPlans,aswellasashiftinginurbangovernancefromthestatetoprivateandnongovernmentalactors.ItwouldseemthatBigPlanshaveneverbeenmorenecessary,yetareincreasinglymorecomplextodevelopandimplement.Inthisundergraduatecourse,weexplorethesethemesthroughthelensofplanningforclimateadaptationincoastalcities.Roughlyhalfoftheclasseswillfeaturelecturesbytheinstructors,urbandesigners,andotherpractitioners.Thesepresentationswillhighlightpastvisionsformanagingurbanenvironmentalchallenges,thedifferentapproachestocoastalresiliencyplanningtoday,andthecomplexityofdevelopingandimplementinglargescaleplans.TheotherhalfofthecoursefeaturesatermlongworkshopprojectthatenvisionsMITscampusforitsnextcenturyintheyear2100andbeyond,whenMITmaybeperiodicallyinundatedbyrainfall,riverflows,and/orstormsurge.Intheseworkshopsessions,wewillapplytheanalyticalperspectiveslearnedfromthelecturesanddiscussionstoMITsclimatechangeadaptationchallenges.</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|1</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p><p>mailto:mtwilson@mit.edumailto:lindashi@mit.edu</p></li><li><p>Throughoutthecourse,wellconsiderthefollowingquestions: WhatmakesaplanBig,whatmakesitaPlan? WholeadsBigPlanning,andwhobenefitsandlosesfromBigPlans? AtwhatscalesoftimeandspacedoweevaluateBigPlans? WhydoBigPlanssooftenfailorexacerbateexistingchallenges? HowcanBigPlansbeambitious,butalsosensitive? </p><p>Asourjumpingoffpoint,therecentlycompletedCambridgeClimateVulnerabilityAssessmentwasatechnicalstudyoftheCambridgepopulation,infrastructure,publichealth,andlocaleconomyintermsofrisksandvulnerabilitiestoimpactsresultingfromincreasedtemperatures,moreintensestorms,andstormsurgefloodingassociatedwithsealevelrise.Thiswinter,theCityispivotingtowardsapreparedness,resilience,andgeneralmasterplan.Inparallel,MITisdevelopingabetterunderstandingofwhatclimatevulnerabilitymeansforitsstudents,buildings,openspaces,andacademic/researchcontinuity.WeaskyoutoimaginehowboldmoveslikethecreationofthemodernCharlesRiverbasinorplacingatimecapsulein1957forthenextmillenniumunderMIT.nanocanprovidetheaspirationandinspirationtoinformourBigPlansforMIT2100.Wewillembraceawidevarietyofskills,interests,andbackgroundstoinformeachteamsBigPlanstudentsfromalldepartmentsarewelcome.Classroomdiscussions,debates,anddesignexerciseshelpstudentsdevelopanuancedappreciationforthepoliticalcomplexityoflargescaleplanningprocessesandimpacts.Attheendofthesemester,studentteamswillpresenttheirplanstoinvitedjurors,andsubmitindividualessaysevaluatingtheirplangiventhethemesofthecourse. Throughthisclass,youwilldevelopanintroductorygraspofthecommonskillsusedbyplanners:mappingdata,analyzingasite,establishingavision,addressingstakeholderconcerns,evaluatingimpacts,draftingimplementationstrategies,andpresentingyourdesignconceptinapublicforum.Inaddition,youwillgainanappreciationforhowtoevaluatetheemergingeffortsthatpromotecitiesclimateresilience.Whetheryoupursueplanningasacareerornevertakeanotherplanningclass,theseskillswillmakeyouamorereflectiveandeffectiveresidentofcitieswheretheseplansaretakingplace.CourseDeliverablesWewillprovideindepthdescriptionsatthebeginningofthesemesterforeachofthedeliverables,butfornow,asanoverview,youcananticipatethefollowingassignments:</p><p> PlanJam(dueeitherMarch8orApril5,inpairs)ChooseeitherMegaprojectsforResilienceorGrassrootsCommunityPlansanddevelopashortcasestudy.Youandyourpartnerwillwriteuponeparagraphabouttheissueplannersarefacinginaparticularcity,andasecondparagraphdescribinghowthecitysolvedtheproblem,andhowyoumighthavecomeupwithalternativesolutions.Inclass,presentuptofiveslidesonthecase.Attheendofthesemester,wewillhaveadiscussion,CompetingVisions,OnePlaninformedbyyourfindingsoneachoftheseissues.</p><p> FourProjectWorkshops(variousduedates)Deliverableswillvarybyweek,andareintendedtobecumulativeasyourgroupmovestowardsthefinalprojectionpresentationandreflectionessay.</p><p> FinalGroupProjectPresentation(May2at11:59pm)Studentteamswilldeveloparealisticproposalthatadvocatesfortheirgroupsparticularperspective,givenlongtermuncertaintiesbecauseofclimatechange.TheplancanbeintheformofaPowerPointpresentationthatwillbepresentedtotheclasswithaninvitedjury.</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|2</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p> FinalProjectIndividualReflectionEssay(May12at11:59pm)ComeupwithaconcisedefinitionofwhatyouthinkisaBigPlan,andthencriticallyevaluateyourproposalbasedonthisdefinition.ThoroughlysubstantiateyourdefinitionofBigPlansbasedonthereadingandthecasematerial.Analyzethetradeoffstheteammadeinpursuitofsocial,environmental,andeconomicdevelopmentgoals,andforeseeablechallengestoadoptingtheproposal.Useclearwritingorganizationandlanguage,aswellasformalcitationsandbibliography.Essayswillbe8to10pagesdoublespaced. </p><p>KeyCourseDatesbyFeb12 MeetwithLindaand/orMikebyFeb23 FormTeamsMar1 BigProblemStatementMar8 PlanJam1(HalfoftheClasstoPresent)Mar17 BigIdeaStatementApr5 PlanJam2(HalfoftheClasstoPresent)Apr7 PublicBenefitsApr14 ImplementationStrategyApr26/28 DraftPresentationsDue(HalfoftheClasstoMeetEachDate)May2 FinalGroupProjectPresentationsDue(at11:59pm)May3 FinalGroupProjectPresentations(ExtendedClass)May12 FinalProjectIndividualReflectionEssayDue(at11:59pm)EvaluationandGrading</p><p> PlanJam 10% ProjectWorkshops 20% FinalGroupProjectPresentation 20% FinalIndividualReflectionEssay 30% Participation 20%</p><p>CourseAdministrativePoliciesClassParticipation</p><p> Participationisveryimportantinthisclass.Yourparticipationgradewillreflectyourlevelofengagementduringdiscussionsofreadings,guestlectures,projectworkshops,andpeerpresentations.</p><p> Weexpectyoutoreadapproximately60pagesperweekifmorepagesareassigned,pleaseatleastskimallrequiredreadings.</p><p> YoushouldplantomeetwithoneorbothoftheinstructorsduringtheirofficehoursbyFebruary12.Itcanjustbefor10or15minutes,butwewanttogettoknowyou!WewillarrangethesemeetingsandofficehoursviaasharedGoogleCalendarhere:http://tinyurl.com/ogx695t</p><p> Attendanceisanimportantpartofyourparticipationgradeaswell.Morethanthreesessionsofunexcusedabsences,orexcessivelateness,willbegroundsforgradepenalties.</p><p>LaptopsandphonesAsmuchaswelovethesemodernconveniences,theycangetinthewayofdiscussion.Pleasekeepthemquietandyouractivitieslimitedtothosethatareofbenefittotheclassandyourlearning.</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|3</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p>WritingGuidelinesandHelpAllwrittenassignmentsshouldincludereferencesandcitations,anduseAPAconventions.TheMITWritingandCommunicationCenter(12132)http://writing.mit.edu/wccoffersprofessionaladvicefrompublishedwritersaboutoralpresentationsandaboutalltypesofacademic,creative,andprofessionalwriting.Onwritingapositionpaper/memo,seesomehelpfultipsfromHKShere.DisabilitiesIfyouhaveadocumenteddisability,oranyotherproblemyouthinkmayaffectyourabilitytoperforminclass,pleaseseeusearlyinthesemestersothatarrangementsmaybemadetoaccommodateyou.ForMITspolicyonaccommodationsfordisabilities,seehttp://mit.edu/uaap/sds/students.AcademicMisconductPlagiarismandcheatingarebothacademiccrimes.Never1)turninanassignmentthatyoudidnotwriteyourself,2)turninanassignmentforthisclassthatyoupreviouslyturnedinforanotherclass.Ifyoudoso,itmayresultinafailinggradefortheclass,andpossiblyevensuspension.Pleaseseeusifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutwhatconstitutesplagiarism.Anyonecaughtplagiarizingorcheatingwillbereportedtotheprovostinlinewithrecognizeduniversityprocedures.ForMITsguidelinesforacademicintegrity,seehttp://web.mit.edu/academicintegrity. </p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|4</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p><p>http://shorensteincenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/HO_Herman_Policy-Memos_9_24_12.pdfhttp://mit.edu/uaap/sds/students</p></li><li><p>CourseOverviewPleasenotethatthescheduleissubjecttochange.</p><p>WEEK DATE LECTURES WORKSHOPS DELIVERABLES</p><p>W1 02.02 CourseIntroduction</p><p> MeetwithMikeorLindaduringofficehoursbeforePresidentsDayWeekend</p><p> 02.04 HistoricResponsetoEnvironmentalChallenges:InventingtheCharlesRiver</p><p>W2 02.09 MandatesforChange:TheNexusofLawandBigInfrastructurewiththeBostonHarborCleanup</p><p> 02.11 AnUncertainFuture:ClimateChangePlanninginBostonandCambridge</p><p>W3 02.16 NOCLASSPRESIDENT'SDAY </p><p> 02.18 MIT2100:IntroductiontoTermProject</p><p>W4 02.23 MappingMIT:MethodWorkshop</p><p>FormTeams</p><p> 02.25 MappingMIT:SiteVisit</p><p>W5 03.01 Site/SWOTAnalysis</p><p>BigProblemStatement</p><p> 03.03 NewYorksPostIndustrialWaterfront(Protect)</p><p>W6 03.08 PlanJam:MegaProjectsforResilience(Defend)</p><p> 03.10 RoomfortheRiver:DutchModel(Accommodate)</p><p>W7 03.15 RetrofittingNewOrleansforWater(Retreat)</p><p> 03.17 </p><p>PlanningConcept IdeaStatement</p><p>W8 03.22 NOCLASSSPRINGBREAK </p><p> 03.24 NOCLASSSPRINGBREAK </p><p>W9 03.29 MasterPlanning:ImagineBoston2030</p><p> 03.31 PublicPrivateDevelopment:BostonHarborwalk</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|5</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p>W10 04.05 PlanJam:OppositiontoEnvironmentalProjects</p><p> 04.07 StakeholderAnalysis</p><p>PublicBenefits</p><p>W11 04.12 Discussion:ImplementationStrategiesofCases</p><p> 04.14 ImplementationandPhasing</p><p>ImplementationStrategy</p><p>W12 04.19 NOCLASSPATRIOTSDAY </p><p> 04.21 Discussion:CompetingVisions,OnePlan?</p><p>W13 04.26 PracticePresentations(HalfoftheClass)</p><p>DeskCrits DraftPresentation</p><p> 04.28 PracticePresentations(OtherHalfoftheClass)</p><p>DeskCrits DraftPresentation</p><p>W14 05.03 EXTENDEDCLASS(811AM) FinalProjectPresentations</p><p>FinalPresentation</p><p> 05.05 InClassNegotiations</p><p>W15 05.10 EvaluatingBigPlans</p><p> 05.12 Discussion:TheFutureofBigPlanning FinalIndividualPapers</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|6</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p>CourseSchedule&amp;ReadingsPleasenotethatthereadingswillbeupdatedpriortothestartofthesemester.Feb2 CourseIntroduction</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay Whatisclimateadaptationplanning? Whatisresilience?Whatisrobustness?</p><p>RecommendedReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Feb4 HistoricResponsestoUrbanEnvironmentalChallenges:InventingtheCharlesRiver</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay HowhaveBigPlansofthepastaddressedmajorurbanenvironmentalchallenges? HowcanweseetheinventionoftheCharlesRiverandMITscampusasaBigPlan?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p> JohnFriedmann.(2011[2000]).Thegoodcity:indefenseofutopianthinking,inJohnFriedmann,Insurgencies:EssaysinPlanningTheory(p.144161).NewYork:Routledge.</p><p>Feb9 MandatesforChange:TheNexusofLawandBigInfrastructurewiththeBostonHarbor</p><p>CleanupQuestionsoftheDay</p><p> HowdidtheBostonregioncometogethertosolveitswastewaterissue? Whatcobenefitshasinfrastructureunlockedalongthewaterfront?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Feb11 AnUncertainFuture:ClimateChangePlanninginBostonandCambridge</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay Whatisthestateoftheartinclimateresilienceandadaptationplanning? WheredoestheBostonregionstandrelativetoothergeographies?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Feb16 NOCLASSPRESIDENTSDAY</p><p>[MeetwithMikeand/orLindabeforethisWeekend]Feb18MIT2100:IntroductiontoTermProject</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay WhatclimatevulnerabilitiesdoesMITface? Whatdoyouthinkthefutureofthecampuswillbe?</p><p>PleaseSeeProjectDescriptionforMoreInformationFeb23 MappingMIT:MethodWorkshop</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay WhatarethekeyfeaturesofMITscampus,fromaplanningperspective? Howdopeopleseeacity?Howcanwevisuallyreadandanalyzeasite?</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|7</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p> Howcanweusedatatounderstandanddocumentasitefromafar?PleaseSeeProjectDescriptionforMoreInformation</p><p>Feb25 MappingMIT:SiteVisit</p><p>PleaseSeeProjectDescriptionforMoreInformationMar1 Workshop:SiteandStrengths,Weaknesses,Opportunities,andThreatsAnalyses</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay Whatchallengesdoesthesitefaceandopportunitiesdoesitafford?Howdidyour</p><p>understandingofMITevolveafterseeingitfromanewperspective? Whatkeyplanningissuewillyourgroupfocuson?</p><p>PleaseSeeProjectDescriptionforMoreInformationMar3 PlanningthePostIndustrialWaterfront:NYCPostSandy(Protect)</p><p>QuestionoftheDay Asoururbanwaterfrontstransitionfromindustrialtootheruses,whataretheirchallenges</p><p>andopportunities?Andsusceptibilitytoclimatechange?RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Mar8PlanJam:MegaprojectsforResilience(Defend)</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay Howhaveplannersproposedinfrastructuretodefendcitiesagainststormsurgeandsea</p><p>levelrise? Whyarelargescaleinfrastructureprojectsseeminglydoomedtocostoverrunsand</p><p>scheduledelays?Isadaptivemanagementaviablesolution?RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Mar10 RoomfortheRiver:TheDutchModel(Accomodate)</p><p>GuestLecture:TBDQuestionsoftheDay</p><p> Inwhatwayscananewcitybedesignedtoaccommodatewater? Whatarekeylessonstobelearnedfromstateledplanning?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Mar15 RetrofittingNewOrleansforWater(Retreat)</p><p>GuestLecture:ZacharyLamb,DoctoralStudent,DUSPQuestionoftheDay</p><p> Givenpoliticalandgeomorphologicalrealities,isretreatanoptionforsomeregions? Howcanplanningprocessesproactivelyincorporatetheinterestsoftheurbanpoor?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Mar17 Workshop:PlanningConcept</p><p>PleaseSeeProjectDescriptionforMoreInformation</p><p>11.123|BigPlans|Spring2016|8</p><p>Updated12.01.2015</p></li><li><p>Mar22 NOCLASS,SPRINGBREAKMar24 NOCLASS,SPRINGBREAKMar29MasterPlanning:ImagineBoston2030</p><p>GuestLecture:TBDQuestionoftheDay</p><p> WithbothCambridgeandBostonundergoingcomprehensivemasterplanningprocesses,whatschangedandwhatsthesame?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Mar31 PublicPrivateDevelopment:BostonHarborwalkGuestLecture:TBDQuestionoftheDay</p><p> Howcanthepublicandprivatesectorscometogethertoproducedevelopmentthatsharesrisksandbenefitstheentirecommunity?</p><p>RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p>Apr5 PlanJam:OppositiontoEnvironmentalProjects</p><p>QuestionoftheDay WhatlocallyinspiredplanshavechangedthefaceoftheBostonregion?Howhas</p><p>oppositionchangedthecourseofBigPlans?RequiredReadingsAdditionalReadings</p><p> DavidHarvey.(2008).RighttotheCity.NewLeftReview53:2340. IrisMarionYoung.(1990).CityLifeandDifference.InJusticeandthePoliticsof</p><p>Difference(p.226256).Princeton,NJ:PrincetonUniversityPress.Apr7 Workshop:IdentifyingStakeholdersandPublicBenefits</p><p>QuestionsoftheDay Howcanstakeholde...</p></li></ul>

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