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

Introduces methods for observing, interpreting, and representing the urban environment. Students draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, question, and test conclusions about how the built environment is designed, used, and valued. The interrelationship of built form, circulation networks, open space, and natural systems are a key focus. Supplements existing classes that cover theory and history of city design and urban planning and prepares students without design backgrounds with the fundamentals of physical planning. Intended as a foundation for 11.329.

Please note that the first class meeting is Friday, Sept 10th 

First Recitation is on Wednesday, Sept 15th