GetSmarter

The School of Architecture and Planning is collaborating with digital education company GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, Inc., to offer online courses taught by MIT faculty experts from our departments, labs, and centers.

Courses are taught entirely online, typically requiring 8-12 hours work per week for 6-8 weeks. Participants who successfully complete the course earn a certificate from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Other schools and units at MIT also offer courses through GetSmarter. See the full list of current MIT offerings.

Current courses taught by SA+P faculty are:

Beyond Smart Cities

Taught by Kent Larson, director of the City Science Group at the MIT Media Lab, this course will explore how disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) can be leveraged to create change and better meet the needs of urban citizens. You’ll learn to engage with the social, cultural, political, and economic forces at play within urban communities, and generate meaningful solutions to the challenges of contemporary city designs.

Beyond Smart Cities: Emerging Design and Technology is a 6-week course. Enrollment is open for a section starting on August 14, 2019. Note that registration closes on August 6, 2019.

Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment

Taught by David Geltner, professor of real estate finance at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and associate director of research at the MIT Center for Real Estate, this course is intended to bring the potential of lucrative commercial real estate to investors, while introducing key concepts and tools needed to reduce risk and make intelligent real estate investment decisions.

Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment is a 6-week course. Enrollment is open for a section starting on August 14, 2019. Note that registration closes on August 6, 2019.