GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013

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Courses taught by Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

05342: Cities and Environmental Change (SES 0534200)

Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 2:30 - 5:30   Gund 510

Joyce Klein-Rosenthal

Course Description

How can the practice of urban planning and design creatively engage communities to address the immediate and long-termer challenges posed by environmental change? We will discuss problems facing cities around the world through the lens of social equity and provide an introduction to 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 objectives of the course include: to review scientific findings regarding human impacts on global ecosystems, to understand the methods and practical processes of urban environmental planning with cognizance to their social justice dimensions, and to critically analyze plans and governance processes in terms of their ability to help urban populations cope with a changing environment. We will discuss and critique conventional models for dealing with uncertainty and natural hazards and the concept of resilience in planning theory and practice. Course readings and discussions will critically appraise and parse the concepts of risk and resilience in regards to the policies and programs implemented by urban actors to address environmental change. The course seeks to emphasize innovations that address complex and related problems in land-use, air quality, watershed protection, waste disposal, extreme weather events, and environmental health.

Class format and requirements: The course involves a mix of lectures and discussion, with one or two in-class exercises and a field trip. The course is open to all GSD disciplines but has limited enrollment. Students will develop, present and write about an individual research project, with the opportunity to collaborate and develop research on current environmental planning efforts in Cambridge and New York City. Work will be evaluated based on the quality of overall class participation and assignments, discussion of class readings, and a 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

Diane Davis, Eric Howeler, Iñaki Abalos, Frank Apeseche, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Joan Busquets, Jana Cephas, Ed Eigen, Rosetta Elkin, Andreas Georgoulias, Michael Hooper, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Alex Krieger, Judith Grant Long, Yanni Loukissas, David Mah, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Mark Mulligan, Erika Naginski, Antoine Picon, Peter Rowe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Christine Smith, Maryann Thompson, Raymond Torto, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Neil Brenner

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

Research Seminar - 8 credits

Leire Asensio Villoria, Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Neil Brenner, Timothy Hyde, Hanif Kara, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Ali Malkawi, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Richard Peiser, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Charles Waldheim, Andrew Witt, Ed Eigen

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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