Developing Worlds: Planning and Design in the Middle East and Latin America After WWII

Summary:The course examines the architectural, landscape, and planning undertakings in the Middle East and Latin America after the Second World War. It focuses on the impact of economic and social development policies on the shape of the built environment with topics ranging from post-war reconstruction, to new towns, to housing, to regional development. The case studies include: -Puerto Rico under Rexford Tugwell and the role of designers like Richard Neutra -Turkey and Greece after WWII and the models of reconstruction planning-Josep Lluis Sert and Le Corbusier in Colombia-The New Towns of Constantinos Doxiadis in Baghdad and Islamabad-Le Corbusier in Chandigarh-Lucio Costa in Brasilia-The housing Strategies of John Turner in Peru, Hassan Fathy in Egypt, and John Habraken through the SAR-The Design of Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela-The Ford Foundation schools-The post-war reconstruction of Beirut-The micro-credit approach and design-The World Heritage sites