GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2011

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Courses taught by Felipe Correa

01221: Elements of Urban Design (STU 0122100)

Urban Planning and Design
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 12:30 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Felipe Correa, Anita Berrizbeitia, Gabriel Duarte

Course Description

Elements of Urban Design is an advanced core studio for the post professional programs in urban design. The studio introduces a wide host of ideas, strategies and technical skills associated with current thinking on urbanism, and speculates on the designer's projective role in analyzing and shaping complex metropolitan systems. Rigorous research informs a series of interrelated exercises that construct diverse hypotheses about new formal and experiential urban identities across multiple scales of intervention and development. Prerequisites: Enrollment in urban design programs or completion of studio series GSD 1201-1202 or 1211-1212.


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05210: Cities by Design I (SES 0521000)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund - Piper

Instructor(s)
Rahul Mehrotra, Joan Busquets, Jose Castillo, Felipe Correa, Fares El-Dahdah, Alex Krieger, A. Hashim Sarkis

Course Description

THE FIRST CLASS FOR CITIES BY DESIGN WILL BE TUESDAY 6 SEP.
No Prerequisites; Course is required of all entering MAUD students.'Cities by Design' is a year-long course that studies urban form. Each semester, 'Cities by Design' will explore five urban case studies to expose students to a range of factors that affect the design of contemporary cities in various geographical contexts. The case studies will focus on both the urban condition as a whole by exploring processes of urban evolution, and on the study of urban fragments or projects. Each case study will be taught during a two-week module, comprised of four lectures and one discussion section. Term grades will be based on attendance and participation in both lectures and sections, biweekly response papers based on assigned readings, and a final term paper. Two main pedagogical objectives guide the course. The course will allow students to establish a broader definition of the 'urban,' forging commonalities amongst a diversity of cities. It will also provide the historical and comparative material to identify the urban characteristics and design strategies that render particular cities distinct. Comparative analyses of the urban case studies will be guided by the following eight themes, which will be explored through the lectures, section discussions, and assigned readings: 1.The city's genealogy and key historical events, phases of development, & patterns of growth2.The ways in which the terrain, geography, and infrastructural development constrain and present opportunities for the city's development and ambitions 3.The city's planning and design culture and decision-making institutions 4.The challenges that social equity present to planning and design in the city5.The orchestration of the city's relationship to the broader region 6.How the particular city contributes to a definition of the 'urban' condition7.The framing and design of key urban projects/ case studies 8.The city's planning institutions, historical conditions, urban forms, or ambitions, etc. that have contributed to its iconicity in a global context


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