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urban planning

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Long term planning for additions and improvements to the spatial organization and content of urban areas. It concerns planning for interaction between people, businesses, government, transportation infrastructure, mass transit, water and power infrastructure, pollution, waste management, and other broad and long term interests in an urban setting. For the overall management of urban areas, encompassing the setting of objectives for urban life, the establishment of policies, and the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of the urban environment and services, use "urban management." For the field concerned with designing the specific appearance and function of cities, use “urban design.”

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Besim Hakim Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0005
Content Description

Research archive of Besim S. Hakim

Dates: 1930 - 2015

Donald A. Schön papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0535

Donald A. Schön was a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1968 until his death in 1997. The collection documents Schön’s research in organizational theory and urban planning and includes correspondence, publications, research files, reports, and working papers.

Dates: circa 1970-1997

Frederick J. Adams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0307
Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal and professional papers of Frederick J. Adams, a professor of the Department of Architecture, and later the Department of City and Regional Planning at MIT. A small number of reports and administrative records of the MIT Department of City and Regional Planning, 1937-1969, and its successor, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, are included in the collection.

Dates: 1931 - 1978

Isfahan - Node Map [Map of Service Nodes in Jubara Neighborhood], 1976

 Item — Tube 1: [Barcode: 39080037639926]
Identifier: AKDC.2015.0004.0028mp
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series consists of maps, architectural drawings, and other drawings in the archive, most of which arrived separately from other documentation. All of the items in this series were given accession numbers, by which they are listed in Appendix I. Many of these graphic materials have been digitized and that is indicated by a "D"in the appendix I, which also lists the container in which each physical item is located.

Dates: 1976

Isfahan Urban History Project

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0004
Abstract The contents of the Isfahan Urban History Project Archive are the culminating efforts of Lisa Golombek, Renata Holod, Claus Breede, and Juliette Yaghubi-Nassab, which document the research team’s fieldwork and subsequent projects related to the study of Isfahan’s pre-modern urban development. Comprising the fieldwork are notebooks, sketchbooks, research indexes and files, maps, drawings, photography and color slides depicting the city's street patterns, service nodes, monuments and domestic...
Dates: ca. 1966 - 1979

Joint Center for Urban Studies, records of the Guayana [Guiana] Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0292
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, reports, and drafts of working papers of members of the Joint Center for Urban Studies Guayana Project in Venezuela. Report topics are as follows: A is Public Administration, B is Economic Factors, C is Social Factors, D is Physical Planning-Regional, E is Physical Planning-Urban, F is General and Miscellaneous.

Dates: 1961 - 1969

Karen R. Polenske papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0691
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials including but not limited to correspondence, proposals, reports, papers, data and research notebooks, and memoranda. Topics include Athena, Mother, and Passion software, UN bibliographies, Multiregional Input-Output (MRIO), Multiregional Policy (MRP), Multiregional Policy Impact Simulation Model (MRPIS), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and multiregional planning.

Dates: 1947 - 2012

Lisa Redfield Peattie papers

Identifier: MC-0723
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Lisa Peattie papers document the professional activities of Lisa Peattie, Professor of Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her contribution to the Ciudad Guayana project sponsored by the government of Venezuela, as well as her social activism and ranges in date from 1949 to 2003. Records include correspondence, memoranda, meeting notes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, conference proceedings, symposium information, curricula, course...
Dates: 1949 - 2003

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas student records

Identifier: AC-0407
Scope and Contents

The collection contains student records kept by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1967-1998.

Dates: 1967 - 1998

Michel Écochard Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0006
Scope and Contents DRAFT [Écochard S+C note DRAFT.docx] The Michel Écochard archive includes work documenting all areas of his work over his career in regard to his categories: Archeologie, Architecture, and Urbanisme (using his French terms for these categories.) We have everything sent to us which was received first by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture directly from Michel Écochard, there nothing that has been excluded, what we have is what was received in it's entirety to the degree of completeness which...
Dates: ca. 1929 - 1985

Paul Opperman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0627
Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of Paul Oppermann between approximately 1940 and 1969.

Materials include: correspondence, notes, and working files.

Dates: 1940s -1969

Tahrir Square Planning - Baghdad

Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes a large portion of the extant architectural drawings and designs of the late Iraqi architect, Rifat Chadirji (December 6, 1926 – April 10, 2020), and some of the work of his architectural firm, Iraq Consult. Included are works from throughout his career, from original student drawing compositions from 1950-1951 through to the last planning project in Baghdad with which he was involved circa 1982. Many of the drawings are pencil or ink on tissue, drawing...
Dates: 1950s - 1990s