Urban Theory Lab
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PGUD 5005
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Urban History, Theory & Criticism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
Conceptual and critical thinking is essential for the production and reproduction of cities. Such thinking has revolutionized the way we think about the constitution, construction, and future of cities. In this course, students critically examine how theoretical narratives are created, presented, and the impact they may have on practice .Students focus on specific approaches to the development of contemporary theories of urbanism, and begin to explore and articulate their own theoretical readings of contemporary urban structures, processes, and formal outcomes. Note: PGUD 5005 and 5010 must be taken together in order to qualify for credit.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university graduate degree students; others by permission of Urban Ecologies or Urban Practices program. Co-requisite(s): PGUD 5010.