11.330J / 4.241J
Theory of City Form

Prerequisites: 
11.001, 4.252, or 11.301

Theories about the form that settlements should take. Attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. Concentrates on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the 19th-century city and its organization. Analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city-making, social structure, and physical design. Prerequisites: 11.001, 4.252, or 11.301