4.617 Issues in Islamic Urbanism
Seminar on selected topics from the history of Islamic urbanism. Examines patterns of settlement, urbanization, development, and architectural production in various places and periods, ranging from the formative period in the 7th century to the new cities emerging today. Discusses the leading factors in shaping and transforming urban forms, design imperatives, cultural and economic structures, and social and civic attitudes. Critically analyzes the body of literature on Islamic urbanism. Research paper required.
This class has no prerequisites.
4.617 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Rabbat.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 5-216.
This class counts for a total of 0 credits.
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