11.301J / 4.252J Introduction to Urban Design and Development

Fall 2006

A public park in Boston.
An image of Post Office Square in Boston. (Image courtesy of Francisca Rojas.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete list of readings and assignments.

Course Description

This course examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Its scope includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, and implementation strategies. Core lectures are supplemented by discussion sessions focusing on student work and field trips. Guest speakers present cases involving current projects illustrating the scope and methods of urban design practice.
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Prof. Dennis Frenchman
Prof. Francisca Rojas

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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