May 21, 2022  
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ARCH 572 - Urban Design Theory from the Industrial Revolution to the Present


Prerequisites: Senior standing
Requirement Fulfillment: Architecture Elective
The Industrial Revolution brought about the radical transformation of the traditional city. We will examine the changes that brought about the rise of the Industrial City, and look at the wide array of reactions to it - utopian and otherwise - including the modern movement. We will then consider the legacy of the modern movement and the post-modern critique. Finally we will consider the dynamic processes that continue to shape the contemporary city and have caused the more recent restructuring of our metropolitan regions and fostered the growth of “Global Cities”. Challenges such as urban sprawl, the decline of the public realm, and the degradation of the natural environment will be considered in the light of “The Edge City”, “The Informational City”, “Sustainable Urbanism” and “Landscape Urbanism”. Theories of Urban Design will be examined not purely as formal operations, but also as products of a particular historical, social, political and economic context. Special attention will be given to the identification of those urban ideas or values whose persistence, in the face of tremendous change, place them at the core of any future consideration of the form of the city and the role of architecture within it.

3 credits
Fall



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