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dc.contributor.advisorPhillip J. Thompson.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Miguel A. (Miguel Angel), M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-caen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-16T18:44:06Z
dc.date.available2007-05-16T18:44:06Z
dc.date.copyright2006en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37472
dc.descriptionThesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 79-80).en_US
dc.description.abstractSchools often represent the largest, single community public infrastructure investment. In light of this, California's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is in a unique and critical position as it attempts to undertake the largest, single capital improvement campaign in the Nation's history. With a growing public investment of $19.2 billion for local schools, LAUSD's efforts create an opportunity to attract greater physical, programming and economic resources using a joint use school development approach. Through joint use development, LAUSD acts as a development anchor, driving community and economic development by leveraging resources from public and private entities. The benefits of joint use include greater overall project value; public investment maximizing; more efficient use of scarce community resources; and increased number of resources available to local communities. In order to achieve these goals, LAUSD recently adopted a formal Joint Use Program that lays out a strategy for identifying community resource needs, seeking out joint use opportunities, and outreaching to potential partners.en_US
dc.description.abstract(cont.) Despite these efforts, however, joint use remains an incidental development activity that lacks full integration within LAUSD's overarching school development framework. Hence this thesis examines LAUSD's current Joint Use Program in context of its ongoing capital improvement campaign, policy development and past implementation efforts. Based on review of District reports, policies, independent case studies, and interviews, this thesis examines current implementation challenges and advances recommendations for improving LAUSD's joint use practice. Effective joint use school development holds positive implications for local communities: it can serve as a catalyst for community revitalization; as well as help to integrate schools and communities and make schools the centers of communities.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Miguel A. Rodriguez.en_US
dc.format.extent80 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectUrban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.titleMaking schools the centers of communities : moving the Los Angeles Unified School District from policy to practiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.C.P.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc123904586en_US


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