11.333 | Spring 2016 | Graduate

Urban Design Seminar

Course Description

This seminar focuses on understanding the role of high-quality design as a tool to address urban social problems. This course will also examine marginalized spaces and how urban design can intervene as a tool to creatively challenge traditional urban design practices.
Learning Resource Types
Design Assignments
Presentation Assignments
Photo of an informal settlement in Medellin, Colombia with a public library in the background and aerial cable cars above.
Pictured here is an informal settlement in Medellin, Colombia. This course will take a close examination of informal settlements, which are the most common form of globalization in the world. (Image courtesy of Julio Davila on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA).