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Academic Catalog 2014-2015
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 18, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDAD304 Urban Architecture 3 cr.

This course introduces students to a broad range of current and historic theories while also introducing the means and methods of understanding and developing urban planning concepts for the city at the scale of the neighborhood. Material presented covers issues of urban design and city evolution, locally and globally, as well as the social, economic and political forces shaping urban life. Current topics in urban design are discussed including sustainable cities and the development of urban centers, information architecture, density, urban transport and active communities. Related disciplines and policies relevant to urban projects are reviewed for a comprehensive investigation. Students will be required to develop schematic plans for a specific urban site or neighborhood, and through their research and understanding of the topics presented, cogently discuss their approach and design solutions.

Prerequisites: Open to architecture majors who are juniors and above.

Culturally Diverse Content
Departmental Elective