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11.301J / 4.252J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2003

Skyscrapers in Chicago.
Skyscrapers in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete assignments section, including examples of student papers.

Course Description

This course introduces graduate students to ideas about the form of cities and how they are designed and developed. Part 1 explores the forces which act to shape and to change cities. Part 2 surveys models of urban design which have been invented in response to forces acting on cities.


Prof. Dennis Frenchman
Prof. Greg Morrow

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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