Advanced Urban Design Issues
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PUUD 4802
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Urban Design
- Design Research
- Urban History, Theory & Criticism
This course provides an introduction to advanced issues and principles of urban design in its many forms and contexts. Design of the built environment and a variety of material forms, services, systems and experiences in the urban context will be considered in relation to patterns and practices of daily urban life and culture, and as a response to historical transformations of the environmental and urban conditions. Particular emphasis will be placed on transurban flows, global migrations, immaterial networks, and postcolonial spaces and practices, and on urban design as an agent of fostering and nurturing critical differences in urban theory as well as in urban daily practices. Students will also be introduced to the advanced methods of observing, critiquing and engaging with the urban environment (i.e. New York City). This course is intended to complement advanced senior studio work in design in the urban context, as well as to provide theoretical and methodological basis for senior theses.
Open to: Seniors only; should already have urban or architectural spatial and 3D skills. Required for Urban Design majors; recommended for Design and Technology and Integrated Design seniors.
Open to Undergraduate students.