11.302J | Spring 2010 | Graduate
Urban Design Politics

Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction: Urban Design Politics: From MIT to “The Capital of the World”  
2

Three Perspectives on the Politics of Design:

  1. Political Science: How is power constructed through space?

  2. History: How is the past manipulated to serve the present?

  3. Philosophy: How is meaning conveyed?

 
3

Three More Perspectives on the Politics of Design:

  1. Gender Studies: How does gender affect design?

  2. Political Economy: Who benefits from urban development?

  3. Anthropology: Whose perspective matters?

Exercise 1 out
4 The Political Extremes of Urban Design 1: Mussolini’s Rome  
5 The Political Extremes of Urban Design 2: Berlin, Pre-War to Post-Wall  
6 The Political Extremes of Urban Design 3: Capital Cities Exercise 1 due
7 The Design Politics of Developing Public Housing  
8 The Design Politics of Redeveloping Public Housing  
9 The Design Politics of Urban Security  
10 The Design Politics of Urban Resilience  
11 Student Presentations 1  
12 Student Presentations 2  
13 Student Presentations 3 Final paper due
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Spring 2010
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