11.016J / 4.211J The Once and Future City, Spring 2006
Author(s)Spirn, Anne Whiston
The Once and Future City
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What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities - from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city - and the processes that shape them. The class Web site can be found here: The City.
urban context, history, growth, urban development, the city, storytelling, writing, landscape, place, narrative, urban planning, seeing, digital photography, digital editing, community, urban revitalization, neighborhood, 11.016J, 11.016, 4.211J, 4.211