Free Online Course on Socially-Responsible Real Estate Development

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Socially-Responsible Real Estate Development. This course will teach you how to evaluate a development project and practice socially responsible real estate yourself by applying SIA, EIA, and consultation methods.

In this five-week course, applicants will explore the socially responsible real estate development, including the role of impact assessment and public consultation. This course will start on July 5, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort:  3-5 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on July 5, 2017

Providers’ Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About This Course

How can you determine if a proposed real estate development project is socially responsible? Or determine whether the developer used the tools of social impact assessment (SIA), environmental impact assessment (EIA), and public consultation effectively?

Why Take This Course?

Taught by a professor with more than forty-five years of teaching experience at MIT, using an applied case study method, this course will open new opportunities for real estate developers and urban planners to see how SIA, EIA, and stakeholder engagement are the keys to creating socially-responsible real estate development throughout the world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key features of socially responsible real estate development
  • Articulate the key elements of both the theory and practice of EIA and SIA
  • Apply basic SIA and EIA to analyze large-scale real estate development projects
  • Define a personal theory of socially responsible real estate development and a strategy for implementing it
  • Understand how SIA and EIA can create value for all stakeholders in a real estate development project

Instructors

Lawrence Susskind

In addition to serving as a negotiation mentor for several generations of MIT students, Larry helped to develop PON’s Advanced Negotiation Master Class.

Requirements

Some understanding of basic microeconomics and urban politics recommended but not required.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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