4.214J Water, Landscape and Urban Design


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Workshop surveys how water affects the design of buildings, landscapes and cities in aesthetic, functional and symbolic ways. Combines the systematic study of water issues with urban design projects in South Asia and the US. Covers topics such as rainwater harvesting, water use efficiency, wastewater reuse, stormwater management, floodplain design, constructed wetlands, and waterfront development. Students work together to integrate these design concepts at the site, urban, and international scales. Limited to 15.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.214J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Wescoat.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 4.214J was rated 5.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT 6.838/4.214 - Software Resources site.

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