11.328J / 4.240J
Urban Design Skills: Observing, Interpreting, Representing and Transforming the City

The Urban Design Skills course introduces urban planning students to methods for observing, interpreting, representing, and transforming the urban environment. Through various lenses of urban design, our surroundings can be understood and expressed within a framework of four methods of professional practice: Observation & Engagement, Analysis & Synthesis, Urban Design Tools, and Representation & Storytelling.  The morphology of the city and the interrelationship of built form, circulation networks, open space and natural systems will be the primary subject of this course.