4.220 Urban Housing: Paris, London, New York

Fall 2004

New York City.

New York City at night, circa 1935. (Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)

Course Highlights

This class features an extensive reading list, and a lecture note which summarizes the themes of the class.

Course Description

This class presents an analysis of the development of housing models and their urban implications in Paris, London, and New York City from the seventeenth century to the present. The focus will be on three models: the French hotel, the London row house, and the New York City tenement and apartment building. Other topics covered will include twentieth-century housing reform movements and work by the London County Council, CIAM, and American public housing agencies.

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Prof. Michael Dennis

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session