Advanced Research in Theories of Urban Practice
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Urban Design
Course Number: PGUD 5230
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Creating Knowledge Through Research Methods. This research course is run as an experimental workshop in which students investigate both conventional and unconventional practices, such as literature searches, fieldwork, quantitative analysis, physical surveys and measurements, historical and archival work, interviews and focus groups, photography and other types of visual documentation, and participatory action research, focusing on the effects of a researcher's actions on a community. These practices are tested, analyzed, and applied through methods including social networking and remote observation. Each student creates a tool kit tailored to his or her own area of research for the final thesis.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Graduate students.