Seminar on downtown in US cities from the late 19th century to the late 20th. Emphasis on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests, on the changing character of downtown, and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Considers subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. Focus on readings, discussions, and individual research projects. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has no prerequisites.
21H.321 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. M. Fogelson.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays in 9-255.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
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