GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010
This term's information was last refreshed on 08 MAY 2015 15:47:51.
Courses taught by Judith Grant Long
01121: First Semester Core Urban Planning Studio (STU 0112100)
Urban Planning and Design
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 2:00 - 6:00
The first semester core studio of the Master of Urban Planning program introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and technical skills used by urban planners to create, research, analyze, and implement plans and projects for the built environment. The studio operates in conjunction with GSD 3329: Methods of Urban Planning, which introduces students to spatial analysis through GIS; visual representation techniques; projections and forecasts in plan-making, including how demographic, economic, and market forecasts inform land use and infrastructure needs assessments; how alternative land use scenarios are constructed, including approaches to allocating land use, estimating carrying capacity, and build-out analyses; and evaluation of land use impacts through fiscal, economic, social, environmental, and transportation frameworks. The studio is organized into four parts, each representing a fundamental stage of the urban planning process. Part 1 explores the importance of ideas and the process of generating ideas for urban planning. Students test various approaches to and sources of creative thinking, how they link to urban planning outcomes, and techniques for recording and representing ideas. Part 2 explores research skills used by urban planners to understand and analyze the built environment. Students become familiar with common sources of data, both spatial and non-spatial, as well as key methods of data collection, description, and analysis. Part 3 explores the making of plans for the built environment at all scales. Using the creative and research skills developed in Parts 1 and 2 of the studio, students prepare functional urban plans, ranging in site scales from region to city to neighborhood to site. Students learn about land use categories, associated building types, infrastructure requirements, open space needs, and other aspects of physical plans. Basic site planning skills are developed for smaller-scale, project-based interventions. Part 4 explores how to implement urban plans. Students develop specific implementation strategies and craft their associated tools, such as zoning text and maps, phasing plans, and stakeholder participation processes to implement plans. Students are introduced to several important implementation techniques, including development approval/denial processes, stakeholder analysis and public participation, financing systems, and phasing schemes. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Urban Planning program
03329: Methods of Urban Planning (DES 0332900)
Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 Gund 111
Judith Grant Long
This companion course to the first-term Core Urban Planning Studio introduces students to selected methods used by urban planners in understanding, analyzing, and influencing the built environment. Students learn about the following: spatial analysis through GIS; visual representation techniques; projections and forecasts in plan-making, including how demographic, economic, and market forecasts inform land use and infrastructure needs assessments; how alternative land use scenarios are constructed, including approaches to allocating land use, estimating carrying capacity, and build-out analyses; and evaluation of land use impacts through fiscal, economic, social, environmental, and transportation frameworks. Enrollment limited to students simultaneously enrolled in Core Urban Planning Studio I
07330: Design Research Methods (PRO 0733000)
Seminar - 4 credits
Friday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 505
The purpose of this proseminar is to (a) guide doctoral students in the development and preparation of their research proposals, (b) to provide them with organizational skills of how to plan, execute and strategically publish original research and (c) to prepare them for their future positions in higher education and/or practice. Following an introduction into archival research, a series of GSD faculty will expose students to avariety of research methods including examples of the presenters' own research. The second part of the course will cover a series of skills required by successful academic leaders from teaching and publishing to grant writing. The course will end with a series of presentations during which the students will present and defend their emerging research proposals. Instructional Methodology:The course will involve weekly lectures and discussions as well as a series of assignments that will lead towards a twenty page thesis proposal.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920101)
Independent Study - 4 credits
Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Eric Belsky, Felipe Correa, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Richard T.T. Forman, David Hamilton, Jr., Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Christopher Hoxie, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Jonathan Levi, Judith Grant Long, Anne McGhee, Katharine Parsons, Christoph Reinhart, Michael Schroeder, Thomas Schroepfer, Mack Scogin, Rafael Segal, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Emily Waugh, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, A. Hashim Sarkis, Christian Werthmann
09506: Thesis Extension in Satisfaction of Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950600)
Independent Study - 16 credits
Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.