GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008

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Courses taught by Marco Cenzatti

05471: Political Economy of Urbanization (SES 0547100)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00   Gund - Gropius

Instructor(s)
Marco Cenzatti

Course Description

Over the last two decades or so, cities have been undergoing a drastic process of restructuring. An ever-growing number of terms-urban villages, edge cities, exopolises, exurbia, etc.-try to capture the new urban form. In other cases the new names attract attention to the changing urban role-post-industrial, post-modern, service, world cities, etc. To further complicate the picture, the analytic tools traditionally used to understand the city are equally being restructured, questioning both mainstream and radical urban explanations. The purpose of this course is to offer a terrain for discussion by tracing the restructuring of both the city and its interpretations. The first half of the course focuses on traditional and Marxist approaches to the city. Within both approaches a further distinction is made between views that privilege economic or social readings of the city. The second half of the course introduces the many changes that restructuring has brought to the city-new functions, spatial organizations and social compositions. It also wants to highlight newly emerging ways of interpreting the city. In parallel to traditional readings of the city ''from above'' (i.e., overarching and all inclusive views) several sessions will be devoted to urban readings derived from personal and empirical experience of the city.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Brian W. Blaesser, Marco Cenzatti, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Gareth Doherty, Stephen Ervin, Susan Fainstein, Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, K. Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Anne McGhee, Michael Meredith, Farshid Moussavi, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Laura Solano, John Stilgoe, Kostas Terzidis, Matthew Urbanski, Bing Wang, Christian Werthmann, T. Kelly Wilson, Gary Hilderbrand

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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09204: Preparation for Independent Thesis Proposal for MUP, MAUD, or MLAUD (ADV 0920400)

Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 4 credits
Friday 12:00 - 2:00   7 Sumner 104

Instructor(s)
Marco Cenzatti

Course Description

In this seminar required for students intending to pursue an independent thesis through GSD 9302 in the following term, direction is given as to the appropriate form and content of urban planning or urban design theses. Students prepare thesis proposals in this seminar.Prerequisites: Graduate standing.


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