GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013
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Courses taught by Eve Blau
04359: Urban Form: History + Theory (HIS 0435900)
Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 10:00 - 1:00 Gund 109
The course is historical and theoretical. It is concerned with the economic, social, and political factors that shape urban processes and environments and the efforts of individual actors, interventions, conceptual models, and practices to comprehend, gain control over, regulate, and reshape those processes and environments.
The time span is from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 21st century. The focus is on Europe and North America, and the dialogic relationship between urban planning and urban design and the technological, institutional, political, and cultural contexts in which they operate.
The emphasis of this critical history is on strategy, agency, and actors; on formal aspiration, authored intervention, and the production, instrumentation, and transfer of a form of knowledge and set of practices that are urban and architectural. This knowledge also includes ways in which the city has been perceived, imagined, represented and projected into the future; the aspirations built and unbuilt of a range of urban actors, and the multiplicity of logics that underlie the forms themselves.
The course is organized historically in terms of episodes in which projects or sets of projects (theoretical and material) effect paradigmatic shifts in the conception of the city and its critical operations.
Topics include: industrialization and urbanization (London, Manchester); 19th century paradigms (Paris, Vienna, Barcelona); Garden City; planned metropolis (Vienna, Berlin, New York); modernist highrise city and ‘Americanism’; Red Vienna, New Berlin, and New Frankfurt in the 1920s; Fordism and superblock, megastructure and mat building in the 1950s and 60s; The Ideal Communist City; Las Vegas Strip and pop landscape; sprawl + communication in the 1960s; Type, Collage, Ecology (Rossi, Rowe, Banham) in the 1970s and ‘80s; postfordism + postsocialism; the multiple scales of globalization; complexity, temporality, hybridity as conditions and strategies since 2000.
Requirements/assignments: Aside from active participation in class discussions, students will be required to submit a weekly 1-page response paper on assigned readings, to be handed in at the beginning of each class. A final research paper (8-10 pp.) on a topic related to the course is required of each student.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)
Independent Study - 4 credits
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
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.
09302: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree MAUD, MLAUD, or MUP (ADV 0930200)
Urban Planning and Design
Research Seminar - 8 credits
Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Eric Howeler, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Kiel Moe, John Nastasi, A. Hashim Sarkis, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Michael Hooper
Following preparation in GSD 9204, each student pursues a topic of relevance to urban design or urban planning, which may include design or planning exploration, academic inquiry, or a combination thereof.