City In Environment
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5284
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This class takes a two-part approach to learning about cities. Each week we discuss readings that relate to ecosystem science, and then urban design theory and practice. In the lectures given by the professor there is a special emphasis on analyzing drawings, diagrams, and maps. We also review integrative theories and practices, with a particular focus on the Baltimore School of Ecology. Lectures by the professor and readings are reinforced with local and global examples. City in Environment students are interested in how different theories and practices engage the complexity of our cities. This is an urgent and incomplete project; our goal in this class is not only to become literate in different theories but also to become sophisticated in our ability to integrate, given urban potentialities, ecology and urban design practices as tangible, meaningful and operational. There is therefore a design component, a project or integrative projective idea that students are asked to take a risk and commit to. The final assignment includes two months of self-directed fieldwork in a neighborhood of the Hudson Raritan Estuary paired with simple drawings, and a carefully crafted essay suitable for a public audience.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.