GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:53:34.

Courses taught by Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

05216 [M4]: Analytic Methods: Qualitative (SES 0521600)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the second half of the semester only.
Monday Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund 111

Instructor(s)
Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

The second module of this course introduces students to selected qualitative methods for thinking about urban planning problems. In the module, students learn qualitative methods, including survey, interview, observation, case study, narrative techniques, and research using image-based data, including static (drawings, maps, photographs) and dynamic visual data (film).This course, 5216, was previously offered as 5214M4.


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05469: Topics in Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development (SES 0546900)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Friday 10:00 - 1:00   7 Sumner 104

Instructor(s)
Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the ideas and information necessary to integrate environmental viability and sustainable development with other primary concerns of urban planners, namely, equity, healthy communities and economic development. The course will explore the historical roots of current trends in environmental planning; examine theories that have developed recently to encourage the restructuring and redesign of land use patterns, environmental regulation and systems of production; and review the status of some of the basic methods and processes of environmental planning. These topics will be discussed in terms of two practice areas: environmental management (policy and regulatory decisions) and environmental planning (including land use planning and site design).The focus will be on providing an overview of the major concepts, actors, and methods involved in or used in the decision-making context, analyzing the consequences of this decision-making, while emphasizing innovation in planning to address complex and related problems in water supply, air quality, waste disposal, climate change, and environmental inequity.


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09119: Advanced Research Seminar on Urban Climate (ADV 0911900)

Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00   40 Kirkland 1C

Instructor(s)
Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

The course examines the spatial and urban design influences on urban climate, and the effects of climate variability and extremes on population health in urban neighborhoods. Using New York City (NYC) as a case study, the seminar will explore the determinants and impacts of the summertime thermal environment in select Bronx neighborhoods; analyze how urban climate is influenced by the design and use of the built environment, and develop strategies for environmentally-sound adaptive responses to extreme heat events in housing and the built environment. Concepts covered include: history of the NYC built environment; principles of climate adaptive planning; urban health disparities and spatial analysis of environmental stressors; environmental justice and climate change; and adaptive responses to reduce heat-health impacts in NYC neighborhoods.

Blends classroom teaching on these topics with student teamwork and presentations, discussion of research and readings, and individual feedback from instructors. Student work will be evaluated through team projects and individual work that uses spatial, quantitative and qualitative research to develop understanding of the relationship between urban form and the heat island effect in NYC neighborhoods, and to produce recommendations for modifications in the built environment that may reduce energy use and assist residents in adapting to climate extremes. As an advanced research seminar, course meetings will include a workshop-style discussion of student research. Prerequisites include knowledge of spatial analysis techniques (GIS). The course is expected to include at least one trip to NYC for field research.


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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Andreas Georgoulias, K. Michael Hays, Timothy Hyde, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Mohsen Mostafavi, Richard Peiser, Christoph Reinhart, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Panagiotis Michalatos

Course Description

A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.


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