GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by Alex Krieger

01122: Second Semester Core Urban Planning Studio (STU 0112200)

Urban Planning and Design
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 2:00 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Alex Krieger, Janne Corneil, Daniel D'Oca, David Spillane, Anne Tate

Course Description

The second semester core planning studio expands the topics and methodologies studied in the first semester core studio, GSD 1121, aiming to prepare students for the mix of analytical and creative problem-solving needed to address planning issues at the advanced level of the options studios. GSD 1122 centers around a single large-scale planning problem with a regional, intermunicipal scope. The studio addresses the following concerns, all of which are currently central to planning: the pattern and development nature of settlement form; the visual and scenic impact of development either at the fringe or in built-up areas; accessibility, walkability, and the relationship between transit and autos; the location and utility of open space, particularly with respect to development; and the respective roles of large-scale concepts (eg plans) vs. regulation in shaping the built environment.


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03302: Designing the American City: Civic Aspirations and Urban Form (DES 0330200)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 11:30 - 1:00   Gund 510
Tuesday Thursday 1:00 - 2:00   Gund 111

Instructor(s)
Alex Krieger

Course Description


This course takes an interpretive look at the American city in terms of changing attitudes toward urban life. City and suburb are experienced as the product of design and planning decisions informed by cultural and economic forces, and in relationship to utopian and pragmatic efforts to reinterpret urban traditions in search of American alternatives. Topics include: persistent ideals such as the single-family home; attitudes toward public and private space; the rise of suburbs and suburban sprawl; cycles of disinvestment and renewed interest in urban centers; and impacts of mobility and technology on settlement patterns.
This course is a lecture in the college's core curriculum, with a weekly graduate section for GSD and other graduate students. Enrollment is limited to 20 graduate students. (offered as Literature and Arts B at FAS)
 


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