11.001J / 4.250J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2001
Introduction to Urban Design and Development
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Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Guest speakers present cases, involving current projects, which illustrate the scope and methods of urban design practice. From the course home page: Course Description This is a class about how cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas change. It is an introductory subject for undergraduates that examines both the evolving structure of the American metropolis and the ways that it can be designed and developed. Topics range from grand ideas proposed by single individuals to smaller more incremental processes carried out through collaboration by a variety of contending parties. You will see how cities and suburbs have been changed in the past and how you and others may help change them in the future.
city, suburbs, suburban sprawl, American metropolis, urban design, urban development, Boston, industrial cities, workplaces, urban planning, public spaces, performance zoning, land use regulation, urban renewal, American public housing, privatization, New Urbanism, heritage areas, environmental regulation, community activism, urban utopias, development controls, 11.001J, 4.250J, 11.001, 4.250