11.S953
Infrastructure Systems in Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: 
Permission of Instructor

Seminar focused on understanding how theories of infrastructure are common to many systems that make up the modern city, including energy, water, transportation, and telecommunications; and how these theories and infrastructures are implemented in practice. Theories from technology studies, history, and economics examined in order to understand the prospects for change for many new and existing infrastructure systems. Class requires active student reading, presentation, and participation.