11.308J / 4.213J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design, Fall 2005
Author(s)Spirn, Anne Whiston
Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design
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This course explores the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. The course has several major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences for human health and welfare; how planners and designers can shape the urban natural environment. Each student researches and presents a case, either historical or an example of contemporary theory and practice.
urban nature, city design, urban design, boston, ma, environmental design, landscape architecture, boston, ma, philadelphia, pa, earth, water, air, urban biome, community building, environmental reconstruction, new orleans, la, environmental restoration