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  1. A Comparative Analysis of Housing and Transportation Policies and Planning in the U.S. and the U.K. London, June 18-30, 2007

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Activities (cont.) Visits to redeveloped public housing sites

  5. Visits to local ethnic communities (East End) Visits to non-profit organizations providing affordable housing Visits to housing cooperatives Activities (cont.) Brixton

  6. Activities (cont.) Visits to Docklands, including Canary Wharf And Light rail

  7. Activities (cont.) Looking at the city from the London’s eye

  8. Activities (cont.) • Boat tour of River Thames • Tube riding

  9. Activities (cont.) London walks, including Jewish ghetto and local markets

  10. Day Trips • Birmingham • Cambridge (SOLUTIONS, Sustainability of Land Use and Transport in Outer NeighbourhoodS) • The Letchworth Garden City

  11. Where are we staying?

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. My contact information Dr. Michela Zonta L.D. Wilder School of Govt. & Public Affairs (804) 827-0787 mmzonta2@vcu.edu