GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by Charles Waldheim

06370: Urban Responses to Sea Level Rise (SCI 0637000)

Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Thursday 12:00 - 2:00   Gund 508

Instructor(s)
Jerold Kayden, David Barron, Gerald Frug, Daniel Schrag, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

This seminar taught by faculty from Design, Law and Engineering, will explore various strategies of urban adaptation to climate change with a focus on the challenge that global sea level rise poses for the Boston metropolitan area. Students will be exposed to a range of issues including: the underlying science of climate change as it applies to projections of sea level rise and storm intensity and frequency; the engineering and infrastructure that currently protects cities around the world from flooding, including examples from London, the Netherlands, New Orleans and Venice; planning issues associated with building large infrastructure in urban areas; the governance of urban interventions, and the interplay between city, state and federal regulations; and the capacity to respond to disasters following a large flooding event. The class will meet for two hours per week, with additional time devoted to group projects on different components of a strategy to improve the resilience of the Boston area.


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09117: Airport Landscape: Ecological, Infrastructural, and Urban Implications of the Aerial Age (ADV 0911700)

Landscape Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 11:30 - 2:00   20 Sumner 1C

Instructor(s)
Sonja Duempelmann, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

Airports have never been more central to the life in cities, yet they remain peripheral to many discussions in design and planning. In this seminar we will address this shortcoming by exploring and reading contemporary airports as both a form of urbanism and a landscape. By undertaking case studies of 1) the design of operating airports and 2) the design of parks on former airports and airfields, students will contribute to the preparation of an exhibition, conference and publication on airport landscape scheduled for 2013-14.
The course will be divided into two sections. In the first half of the semester themes and case studies will be determined and generated. We will explore the design, planning, development, decommissioning and "afterlife" of airport landscape, and how best practices of ecology can be applied to it. Topics include the flows of people, machines, energy, water and waste in airport environments, and their operations and management. In the second half of the semester students will present their case studies. Lectures will introduce the topics, and assigned readings exemplifying the current discourse on airports will accompany the course.
This advanced research seminar is open to all candidates in the GSD including landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning, as well as candidates in the Advanced Studies Programs. The course will be limited to 12 students.


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

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Daniel D'Oca, Gareth Doherty, Andreas Georgoulias, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Niall Kirkwood, Sanford Kwinter, David Mah, Panagiotis Michalatos, Mark Mulligan, Ciro Najle, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Richard Peiser, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jeffrey Schnapp, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Del Tredici, Martin Bechthold

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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09342: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Master in Landscape Architecture (ADV 0934200)

Landscape Architecture
Research Seminar - 12 credits

Instructor(s)
Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Anita Berrizbeitia, Jill Desimini, Gary Hilderbrand, Jane Hutton, Chris Reed, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

Following preparation in GSD 9205, each student pursues a topic of relevance to landscape architecture, which must include academic inquiry and design exploration.


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09503: Preparation of Doctoral Thesis Proposal (ADV 0950300)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Charles Waldheim, Spiro Pollalis, Anita Berrizbeitia

Course Description

Under faculty guidance, the student conducts a reading program and formulates a thesis proposal. The course is intended for doctoral students.


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09504: Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950400)

Architecture
Independent Study - 16 credits

Instructor(s)
Anita Berrizbeitia, Richard Peiser, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Charles Waldheim, Martin Bechthold, Christoph Reinhart, Spiro Pollalis

Course Description

Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.


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