City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities

Nyhavn canal in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and a waterfront city, is the subject of comparative research in this course. (Photo by Prof. Abbanat.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

11.027

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course introduces undergraduate planning students to the role of the planner in researching issues in cities both in the United States and abroad. This course is a practical, hands-on workshop that challenges students to research, write and present their ideas on two different cities: A U.S. City (preferably somewhere close) and Copenhagen. Students will be equipped to:

  1. select and research a thesis topic,
  2. work professionally with faculty and other experts on the topic of their choice, and
  3. research, write and present.

Abbanat, Cherie Miot. 11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-027-city-to-city-comparing-researching-and-writing-about-cities-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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