Urban Colloquium 1: Lecture
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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 5105
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Urban History, Theory & Criticism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
Description:
Students investigate what exactly is meant by design and urban practice through a series of readings, discussions, essays, and most significantly, guest speakers who are innovative practitioners from all over the world. The colloquium is structured around alternating guest lectures and group discussions, framed by an overarching theme that connects design, practice, urbanism, and impact on the city. Topics and illustrative projects include community mobilizations, structural change, design processes, scales of intervention, and strategic transformations in cities. Note: PGUD 5105 and 5110 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 MS Design and Urban Ecologies or MA Theories of Urban Practice program. Co-requisite(s): PGUD 5110 Urban Colloquium 1: Workshop.