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A Comparative Analysis of Housing and Transportation Policies and Planning in the U.S. and the U.K.

London, June 18-30, 2007


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Purpose

  • To understand how greater London has addressed the housing and transportation needs of the region in recent years

  • To compare the British approach to housing and transportation planning with the American experience


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Visits to local housing and transportation planning agencies

Meeting with key public officials and policy analysts engaged in transportation and housing planning (City Hall, London Transport)

Activities

City Hall


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Activities (cont.)

Visits to redeveloped public housing sites


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Visits to local ethnic communities (East End)

Visits to non-profit organizations providing affordable housing

Visits to housing cooperatives

Activities (cont.)

Brixton


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Activities (cont.)

Visits to Docklands, including Canary Wharf And Light rail


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Activities (cont.)

Looking at the city

from the London’s eye


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Activities (cont.)

  • Boat tour of River Thames

  • Tube riding


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Activities (cont.)

London walks, including Jewish ghetto and local markets


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Day Trips

  • Birmingham

  • Cambridge (SOLUTIONS, Sustainability of Land Use and Transport in Outer NeighbourhoodS)

  • The Letchworth Garden City


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Where are we staying?


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Furnival HouseUniversity of Westminster

  • Charming, historic building in the middle of Highgate Village

  • Nearby shops, amenities and pubs. 

  • The famous Hampstead Heath park, Hampstead Village, Kenwood House and Highgate's historical Cemetery are all nearby Furnival House.

  • Travel Zone 2 - Archway station

  • A bit of peace and quite just minutes from the city


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Single bedrooms with private sink, a total of 113 beds

Clean linen is provided for each guest and is changed weekly. Kitchens and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned daily.

2 to 3 bathrooms and one kitchen for every 6 to 8 bedrooms

Laundry facilities on-site

Furnival House


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Requirements

  • Orientation and three workshops on American and British housing and transportation policies and race/ethnicity (mandatory for all participants, three weeks before departure)

  • Readings

  • Daily journals and final report (to obtain 3 credits)

  • Research Paper (to obtain 6 credits)


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Program Cost:$1,350 + Airfare + Tuition

Program fee includes:

  • Accommodations (lodging and breakfast) and some group meals

  • Study visits and tours

  • Ground transportation

  • On-site Program Director support

  • Application fee and deposit

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • VCU administrative fees

  • International Student Identification Card


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Registration Deadline

January 31, 2007

The nonrefundable registration fee of $50 is due upon registration. A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due two weeks after receipt of acceptance packet.


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My contact information

Dr. Michela Zonta

L.D. Wilder School of Govt. & Public Affairs

(804) 827-0787

[email protected]


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