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Title : 11.308J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design (MIT)

Title : 11.308J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design (MIT)

Description : This course will explore the mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning, and practices of urban design, construction, and management. We will investigate how natural processes shape urban landscapes (from the scale of street corner to region) and how to intervene strategically in those processes in order to achieve certain goals. We will examine cases of cities that adapted successfully to natural processes and those that did not. Students will then have the opportunity to research a case of their choice and to present their findings for discussion. The subject may be historical or an an example of contemporary theory and practice. Additional information is also available at Professor Spirn's class website.

Description : This course will explore the mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning, and practices of urban design, construction, and management. We will investigate how natural processes shape urban landscapes (from the scale of street corner to region) and how to intervene strategically in those processes in order to achieve certain goals. We will examine cases of cities that adapted successfully to natural processes and those that did not. Students will then have the opportunity to research a case of their choice and to present their findings for discussion. The subject may be historical or an an example of contemporary theory and practice. Additional information is also available at Professor Spirn's class website.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2012

Fromyear : 2012

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2013-12-18T16:23:54+05:00

Date : 2013-12-18T16:23:54+05:00

Relation : 11.308J

Relation : 11.308J

Relation : 4.213J

Relation : 4.213J

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : urban nature

Subject : urban nature

Subject : city design

Subject : city design

Subject : urban design

Subject : urban design

Subject : environmental design

Subject : environmental design

Subject : landscape architecture

Subject : landscape architecture

Subject : boston

Subject : boston

Subject : ma

Subject : ma

Subject : philadelphia

Subject : philadelphia

Subject : pa

Subject : pa

Subject : earth

Subject : earth

Subject : water

Subject : water

Subject : air

Subject : air

Subject : urban biome

Subject : urban biome

Subject : community building

Subject : community building

Subject : environmental reconstruction

Subject : environmental reconstruction

Subject : new orleans

Subject : new orleans

Subject : la

Subject : la

Subject : environmental restoration

Subject : environmental restoration