GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

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Courses taught by Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

05469: Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience in Planning and Design (SES 0546900)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund 510

Instructor(s)
Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

How can the practice of urban planning and design creatively engage communities to address the immediate and long-term challenges posed by climate variability and environmental change? The course will discuss environmental problems facing cities around the world through the lens of environmental equity, and provide an introduction to the ideas and information necessary to integrate ecological viability with the other primary concerns of planners and designers; namely, social justice, healthy communities and economic development.

 
The course will explore the historical roots of urban environmental planning and environmental justice as a social movement, examine theories that have developed to encourage the restructuring and redesign of land use patterns, environmental regulation and systems of production, and critically review some of the methods and processes of planning in light of disproportionate impacts of environmental burdens and exposures to hazards on low-income and communities of color. Efforts to foster environmental equity have emphasized community-based approaches, and we will discuss the strategies, scholarship and case examples of collaborative, community planning and participatory action research.

 
The objectives of the course are twofold: to understand the methods and practical processes of urban environmental planning with cognizance to their social justice dimensions, and to critically analyze existing plans and planning processes in terms of their ability to help urban populations cope with a changing environment and atmosphere. The course seeks to provide an overview of the major concepts, actors, and methods (such as risk assessment and environmental review) involved in or used in the decision-making context, while emphasizing innovation in planning and design to address complex and related problems in land-use, air quality, watershed protection, waste disposal, climate change, and environmental health.
 
Class format and requirements: The course will involve a mix of lectures and discussion, with one or two in-class exercises. The course is open to all GSD disciplines. Students will develop, present and write about an individual research project, with the opportunity to collaborate and develop research on a current environmental planning effort in Cambridge. Work will be evaluated based on short response papers, discussion of class readings, the quality of overall class participation, and the final research presentation and report.
 


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

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Eve Blau, Preston Scott Cohen, Jill Desimini, Gareth Doherty, Ann Forsyth, Andreas Georgoulias, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Herzfeld, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Jane Hutton, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Jerold Kayden, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Mark Mulligan, John Nastasi, Erkin Ozay, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Raymond Torto, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Diane Davis, 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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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Neil Brenner, Jana Cephas, Diane Davis, Gareth Doherty, Richard T.T. Forman, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Timothy Hyde, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Miho Mazereeuw, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Christoph Reinhart, Holly Samuelson, Andrew Witt, Allen Sayegh

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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09305: Master of Design Studies Final Project (ADV 0930500)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Instructor(s)
Diane Davis, Richard T.T. Forman, Michael Hooper, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Allen Sayegh, Jesse Shapins, Krzysztof Wodiczko

Course Description

The Final Project will consist of a theoretical/position component, and of a practical/experimental component. The scope of each of the two components will be determined according to the student's preference, and considering the specific character of the project in consultation with the area coordinator and the advisor. In exceptional cases the final project may be solely based on (expanded in scope and ambition) a theoretical component. A theoretical, written component is required for all final projects. The final project is equivalent to 8 units of courseworkTheoretical/Position component-A written document presenting the original contribution to, and original argument for your artistic/design/research project defended within the context of current discourses in relevant disciplinary fields. The theoretical argument must present the original methodology of the project and position it in relation to:-Relevant present day artistic and design practices and their specific methodologies-Relevant theoretical and critical discourses (including your elaborations on relevant "pro" and "contra" positions)-The relevant historical tradition Practical/Experimental componentThis component involves an original artistic/design project conceived, developed and presented as a public presentation, exhibition, installation, performance, action, and intervention in a physical or/and electronic space. The public presentation is a crucial part of the final project and is required. The Final Project's printed presentation as publishable document (that contains the theoretical argument and a graphic and textual presentation of the practical/experimental component)is also required.


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