GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:54:38.

Courses taught by Ann Forsyth

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, Ann Forsyth, Robert Pietrusko, Daniel D'Oca, Kathryn Madden

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.


Courseware site (Canvas)


09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Jana Cephas, Mark Mulligan, Robert Pietrusko, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Sonja Duempelmann, Ann Forsyth, Chuck Hoberman, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Florian Idenburg, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Remment Koolhaas, Mark Laird, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Levi, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Ciro Najle, Erkin Ozay, Richard Peiser, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Deidre Schmidt, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Bing Wang, Jay Wickersham, Krzysztof Wodiczko, K. Michael Hays, Rachel Vroman

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 the faculty member sponsoring the study.


Courseware site (Canvas)


09207: Gateway Cities Field Study (ADV 0920700)

Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 4 credits
Monday 5:00 - 7:00   WCC 3007

Instructor(s)
Ann Forsyth, David Barron, Nicolas Retsinas

Course Description

This learning experience is conducted jointly by Professor Nicolas Retsinas (HBS), Professor David Barron, Harvard Law School (HLS) and Professor Ann Forsyth, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).

HBS, HLS, and GSD students will work in teams on interdisciplinary projects relating to the redevelopment of Gateway Cities. Gateway cities are critical sites of redevelopment in Massachusetts, but can also be found throughout the Northeast and the Midwest. They are former industrial cities that experienced hard economic times in the wake of economic shifts but are receiving renewed attention from policymakers to see how they can be redeveloped to make them important, successful places for the 21st Century. A key feature of these cities is that they are home to new waves of immigration, a dimension that makes them especially important to the broader economic strategy for Massachusetts and other states that are home to gateway cities.

In this field study, the interdisciplinary teams will work on site specific projects by partnering with state, local and community representatives on ongoing redevelopment projects and policies. Each team will be assigned to a project for the semester and work collaboratively to provide project reports to the point people in the city, state or community working on those projects. In addition to the field work and final project reports, students will meet with the course faculty for six sessions throughout the semester to receive an introduction to the relevant concepts relating to urban redevelopment in these gateway cities, as well as an introduction to the three major disciplines that are relevant -- planning and design, law, and business.


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