11.406 Key Ideas in City Planning History and Theory
Investigates the evolution of the ideals, the profession, and the practice of city planning throughout history by looking at key ideas that have driven theorists and practitioners. Explores city and regional planning in the light of broader historical trends, such as changing ideas about who cities are for; different approaches to urban problem-solving; variable factors affecting how urban settlements should be organized and re-organized; the development of human understanding about relationships between the built and natural environments; and about the effects of urban form and organization on society. Focuses substantially but not entirely upon the American experience.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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