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Military housing privatization & the promise of design innovation

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dc.contributor.advisor Dennis Frenchman. en_US Ellis, Jason (Jason Robert) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Real Estate. Program in Real Estate Development. en_US 2010-05-25T19:20:03Z 2010-05-25T19:20:03Z 2009 en_US 2009 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Real Estate Development in Conjunction with the Center for Real Estate , 2009. en_US
dc.description This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from student submitted PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-68). en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this paper is to answer the question, "Has the military housing privatization process produced design innovation?" Secondary questions are, "What specific role has the Army's Residential Communities Initiative played in fostering innovation? What are the key process drivers? What (if any) specific building product innovations have arisen from an architectural, sustainability, construction technology and community planning perspective over the last 10-15 years?" Particular emphasis is paid to design measures employed by the development partners to ensure client satisfaction, maintain the competitiveness of their product on the open market and preserve long term partnerships with the U.S. Government. Consideration is given to the ways in which the Army has streamlined the privatization solicitation process to foster private sector innovation and what impacts these efforts have had on both design drivers and customer satisfaction levels. Specific examples of planning, design and construction innovation are explored through case studies. The author concludes that privatization has produced significant innovation and high customer satisfaction in the military housing market. However, there is still room for further program innovation in light of parallel trends in university student housing privatization, public housing privatization and the private market. Research methodology included relevant literature review and direct, focused interviews with key industry players from the U.S. Government, design and development arenas. These approaches were augmented with select, relevant case study analyses and supporting site visits.. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Jason Ellis. en_US
dc.format.extent 121 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Center for Real Estate. Program in Real Estate Development. en_US
dc.title Military housing privatization & the promise of design innovation en_US
dc.title.alternative Military housing privatization and the promise of design innovation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Real Estate. Program in Real Estate Development. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 608096099 en_US

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