1 Introduction Schurch, Thomas. "Reconsidering Urban Design: Thoughts about its Definition and Status as a Field or Profession." Journal of Urban Design 4, no. 1 (1999): 5-28.
Part 1: Forces Affecting Urban Development
2 Viewpoints on the City

Buy at Amazon Clay, Grady. "Introduction, Word Game, Fixes." In Close Up. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1980, pp. 11-37. ISBN: 0226109453.

Buy at Amazon Jackson, J. B. "The Stranger's Path." In Landscapes. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1952, pp. 92-106. ISBN: 0870230549.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. "City Image and Its Elements." In Image of the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960, pp. 46-90. ISBN: 0262620014.

3 The Forces that Made Boston

Buy at Amazon Whitehill, Walter Muir. Boston: A Topographical History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1975. ISBN: 0674002687. (General reference for Assignment 1.)

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Seasholes, Nancy. Gaining Ground: A History of Landmaking in Boston. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 0262194945. (General reference for Assignment 1.)

Buy at MIT Press Lynch, Kevin. "Form Values in Urban History." In A Theory of Good City Form. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984, pp. 5-36. ISBN: 9780262620468.

4 Walking Tour of Boston  
5 The Market Buy at Amazon Morrill, Richard. "The Urban System and Urban Structure." In The Spatial Organization of Society. North Scituate, MA: Duxbury Press, 1974, pp. 155-174. ISBN: 087872057X.

Case Study: Boston's West End

Guest: James Campano, Editor, The West Ender

Buy at Amazon Gans, Herbert. "The West End: An Urban Village," and "Redevelopment of the West End." In The Urban Villagers. New York, NY: London Free Press, 1982, pp. 3-41 and 281-304. ISBN: 0029112400.

Langdon, Philip. "Eminent Domain Goes to Court." Planning 71, no. 4 (2005): 12-15.

Kelo vs. City of New London, 268 Conn. 1, 843 A. 2d 500, affirmed. Supreme Court of the United States, 2005, pp. 1-2.

Browse selected issues of this newspaper: Campano, James, ed. The West Ender.

7 Social Forces

Buy at Amazon Jacobs, Jane. "The Uses of City Neighborhoods." In The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York, NY: Modern Library, 1993, pp. 112-140. ISBN: 0679600477.

Sklar, Holly. "Creating a Sustainable Urban Village: The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative," and "Real Insurance." Orion 15, no. 4 (Autumn 1996): 28-38.

8 The Public Will

Buy at Amazon Sutcliffe, Anthony. "Grand Design." In The Autumn of Central Paris. London, UK: Edward Arnold, 1970, pp. 11-42. ISBN: 0713155493.

Buy at Amazon Caro, Robert. "The Warp On the Loom." In The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. New York, NY: Knopf, 1974, pp. 615-636. ISBN: 0394720245.

9 The Public Wish

Buy at Amazon Barnett, Jonathan. "Designing Cities Without Designing Buildings." In An Introduction to Urban Design. New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1982, pp. 57-97. ISBN: 0064301141.

Buy at Amazon Kayden, Jerold S. "Record." In Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 2001, pp. 43-59. ISBN: 0471362573.

Muschamp, Herbert. "Reaching for Power Over Streets and Sky." New York Times, May 28, 2000, p. 1.


Case Study: Shaping Private Development / The Case Of Smart Growth

Guest: Prof. Terry Szold, Principal, Community Planning Solutions

Buy at Amazon Szold, Terry. "The Local Arena - Changing Regulations and Standards to Address Sprawl." Chapter 20 in Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Guide. Edited by David Soule. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2005. ISBN: 0313320381.
11 Discussion Session (In Sections)  
12 Public / Private Partnerships

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Frieden, Bernard, and Lynne Sagalyn. "Entrepreneurial Cities and Maverick Developers, Deal Making, Getting and Spending." In Downtown, Inc. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990, pp. 107-154. ISBN: 0262560593.

Buy at Amazon Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia, and Tridib Banerjee. Urban Design Downtown. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998, pp. 103-148. ISBN: 0520209303.

13 Field Visit: Boston Redevelopment Authority

Campbell, Robert. "After the Big Dig, the Big Question: Where's the Vision?" Boston Globe, May 26, 2002.

———. "Beyond the Big Dig National Panel Recommendations." Boston Globe, May 30, 2002.

Review the following Web site prior to the BRA field visit: Beyond the Big Dig.

14 Visions

Campbell, Robert. "After the Big Dig, the Big Question: Where's the Vision?" Boston Globe, May 26, 2002.

———. "Beyond the Big Dig National Panel Recommendations." Boston Globe, May 30, 2002.


Walking Tour of Providence / Waterfire

Guide: Barnaby Evans, Creator / Producer of Waterfire

Frenchman, Dennis. "Event Places in North America: City Meaning and Making." Places 16, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 36-49.
16 Discussion of Assignment 1 (In Sections)  
Part 2: Models of Urban Design and Development
17 The Traditional City

Reps, John W. "New Towns in New England," and "Carolina and Georgia." In Town Planning in Frontier America. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1980, pp. 100-117 and 162-180.

Kunstler, James Howard. "Home From Nowhere." The Atlantic Monthly 278, no. 3 (1996): 43-46.

Krier, Leon. "Master Plan for Poundbury Development in Dorchester." Prince Charles and the Architectural Debate, Architectural Design 59, no. 5/6 (1989): 46-55.

Baer, William C. "General Plan Evaluation Criteria: An Approach to Making Better Plans." Journal of the American Planning Association 63, no. 3 (1997): 329-343.

"The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Poundbury." Press Release, Friday, March 8, 1998.

18 The City as a Work of Art

Sitte, Camillo. City Planning According to Artistic Principles. Translated by George R. Collins and Christiane Crasemann Collins. Originally published in 1899. New York, NY: Random House, 1965, pp. 3-19 and 83-111.

Buy at Amazon Barnett, Jonathan. "The Monumental City." In The Elusive City. New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1986, pp. 5-62. ISBN: 0064301559.

Buy at Amazon Krier, Rob. "Reconstructing Devastated Spaces With Examples from the Center of Stuttgart." In Urban Space. London, UK: Academy Editions, 1991, pp. 89-111. ISBN: 0856705764.


Case Study: Tradition and Invention in City Design / The Case of San Diego

Guest: Adele Naude Santos, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning

Appleyard, Donald, and Kevin Lynch. Temporary Paradise: A Look at the Special Landscape of the San Diego Region. San Diego, CA: City Planning Department, 1974.

Case Study: The Political Art of Capital Cities

Guest: Larry Vale, Head, MIT DUSP

Buy at Amazon Vale, Lawrence. "Capital and Capitol." In Architecture, Power, and National Identity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995, pp. 1-43. ISBN: 0300049587.
21 The Efficient City

Fischler, Raphael. "The Metropolitan Dimension of Early Zoning: Revisiting the 1916 New York City Ordinance." Journal of the American Planning Association 64, no. 2 (Spring 1998): 170-188.

Buy at Amazon Bush, Donald. "The World of Tomorrow." In The Streamlined Decade. New York, NY: Brazillier, 1975, pp. 154-170. ISBN: 0807607924.

Buy at Amazon Corbusier, Le. "A Contemporary City," and "The Working Day." In The City of To-morrow and Its Planning. London, UK: Architectural Press, 1987, pp. 158-194. ISBN: 0486253325.


Case Study: Globalizing Cities

Guest: Yung Ho Chang, Head, MIT Department of Architecture

Husock, Howard. "The Widening of Ping An Avenue: Making Decisions about Historic Preservation." Kennedy School of Government Case #1525.2. Cambridge, MA: John F. Kennedy School of Government, October 12, 1998.

Buy at Amazon Wu, Liangyong. "The City of Beijing in Historic Perspective." In Rehabilitating the Old City of Beijing: A Project in the Ju'er Hutong Neighbourhood. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 1999, pp. 3-15. ISBN: 0774807261.

"Appetite for Destruction." Time (Asia), March 5, 2001.

23 Urban Nature

Buy at Amazon Williams, Raymond. "Ideas of Nature." In Problems in Materialism and Culture. New York, NY: Verso, 1980, pp. 67-85. ISBN: 0860917290.

Buy at Amazon Ward, Stephen V., ed. "The Garden City Introduced." In The Garden City: Past, Present and Future. London, UK: E & FN Spon, 1992, pp. 1-27. ISBN: 0419173102.

Buy at Amazon Spirn, Anne Whiston. "City and Nature." In The Sustainable Urban Development Reader. Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler and Timothy Beatley. New York, NY: Routledge, 2004, pp. 113-115. ISBN: 041531187X.

24 Discussion Session (In Sections)  

Case Study: The End of the Suburbia?

Guest: Prof. Robert Fishman, University of Michigan, Historian and Critic

Fishman, Robert. "Beyond Sprawl: The New American Metropolis." In In the Middle of the Edge: From the Suburb to Sprawl to the Regional City. Edited by Lars Boelling and Thomas Sieverts. Wuppertal, Germany: Mueller and Busmann, 2004, pp. 138-161. ISBN: 3928766597.

O'Hehir, Andrew. "Soul of the Suburbs." Salon, April 13, 2000.

26 The Secure City

Buy at Amazon Davis, Mike. "Fortress L.A." In City of Quartz. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1992, pp. 221-263. ISBN: 0679738061.

Buy at Amazon Low, Setha. "Unlocking the Gated Community." In Behind the Gates: Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America. London, UK; New York, NY: Routledge, 2003, pp. 7-26. ISBN: 0415944384.

Fan, Maureen. "Block by Block, Access Denied." Washington Post, August 22, 2004, pp. 1-4.

National Capital Planning Commission. The National Capital Urban Design and Security Plan. Washington, DC: National Capital Planning Commission, 2002. (Skim)

27 The Information City

Buy at Amazon Harvey, David. "Time Space Compression and the Postmodern Condition." In The Condition of Postmodernity. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 1990, pp. 285-307. ISBN: 0631162941.

Buy at Amazon Venturi, Robert, and Denise Scott Brown. Architecture as Signs and Systems. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2004, pp. 12-40 and 93-101. ISBN: 0674015711.

Frenchman, Dennis, and Francisca Rojas. "Zaragoza's Digital Mile: Place-making in a New Public Realm." Places 18, no. 3, (2006). (forthcoming) (PDF - 1.3 MB)


The Virtual City

Guest: Prof. William Mitchell, MIT Design Lab

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Mitchell, William J. "Prologue: Urban Requiem," and "March of the Meganets." In E-topia. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999, pp. 3-29. ISBN: 0262133555.
29 Debating the Models  
30 The Good City Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Lynch, Kevin. "Between Heaven and Hell." In A Theory of Good City Form. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984, pp. 51-72. ISBN: 9780262620468.
31 Wrap-up