11.302 Urban Design Politics

Class Info

Examines ways urban design contributes to distribution of political power and resources in cities. Investigates the nature of relations between built form and political purposes through close study of a wide variety of situations where public sector design commissions and planning processes have been clearly motivated by political pressures. Lectures and discussions focus on specific case studies of 20th-century government-sponsored designs carried out under diverse regimes in the US, Europe, and elsewhere.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.302 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Vale.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Mondays in 10-401.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Urban Design Politics site or on the 11.302 Stellar site.

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