GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

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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

This module introduces students to selected qualitative methods for thinking about urban planning research. Students learn about and practice field research techniques, including interview, observation, surveys, and case study. Class topics include research design, research ethics and mixed-methods approaches.

Course Assignments: Satisfactory completion of the course includes structured assignments to apply and test learning of the research methods discussed in class and in course readings. Three short homework assignments will be assigned prior to March and April break-out sessions and discussed in these groups. The final class exercise—in which students prepare a research proposal on an urban planning question of their own choosing, culminating in a comprehensive research proposal due at the beginning of exam week - will be discussed in class with detailed instructions provided in April.
 


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05342: Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab (SES 0534200)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Friday 10:00 - 1:00   Gund 517
Friday 11:00 - 1:00   Gund 510

Instructor(s)
Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

This course, taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and selected field sites in New York City will be conducted using a combined lecture and workshop format.  Topical areas include the study of the role and application of land use planning and design techniques to a range of issues associated with hazard mitigation and disaster recovery.  Examples include emergency housing design, construction and siting, hazard mitigation and disaster recovery plan evaluation, building and site design (pre- and post-disaster), the interrogation of strategies for conservation of damaged coastal areas, and adaptive strategies for coping with increased tidal and storm surge risks concurrent with sea-level rise. Researchers with expertise in hazard mitigation and land use, such as Gavin Smith (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will provide guest lectures for the course and serve as jurors on the students’ final projects.

We are currently considering appropriate sites and topics in New York City as it recovers from the destruction brought by Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge and winds in October 2012. Sandy’s almost 14-foot storm surge underscored the vulnerability of coastal development and transportation infrastructure in the City, especially in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan neighborhoods. The recovery and redevelopment are on-going as multiple stakeholders – city government, private property owners and developers – begin to consider options for reducing future vulnerabilities to extreme weather events. GSD 5342 Creating Resilient Cities: Disaster Field Lab is a planning and design/research laboratory that will challenge its participants to develop his or her individual (or group) course of action within the professional capacity of the participant for the selected sites. The advantage of a regional site for the Disaster Field Lab course is that it will permit site visits and meetings with local stakeholders. Research on NYC’s recovery will be informed by the experience and perspective of recent and local precedents in post-disaster recovery.
 


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

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
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, Martin Bechthold, Jana Cephas, Mark Mulligan, Robert Pietrusko, 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.


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09302: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree MAUD, MLAUD, or MUP (ADV 0930200)

Urban Planning and Design
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
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

Course Description

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.


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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 - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Diane Davis, Michael Hooper, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, 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 coursework.

Theoretical/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:

Practical/Experimental component

This 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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