4.253[J] 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.

4.253[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by L. Vale.

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

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 4.253[J] was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Urban Design Politics site.

MIT 4.253[J] Urban Design Politics Related Textbooks
MIT 4.253[J] Urban Design Politics On The Web
Urban Design Politics
design value-neutral urban developing

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