Skip to main content

This course examines urban form as a product of environmental, political, cultural, regulatory, technological, and social processes. The course will provide a historical survey of urban form in order to build students’ understanding of the role of these processes, and also consider how the built environment works to impede or aid the life of the city. The course also considers self-conscious efforts to design cities. Students will complete the course with knowledge of the way in which traditional and modern urban forms evolved, knowledge of historical and contemporary theories of urban design, and the ability to apply this knowledge in the design process.