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    Vassar College
  Feb 19, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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URBS 232 - Design and the City: Contemporary Urbanisms

1 unit(s)
This course looks at the evolving theories and practices of urban design since 1960, with a focus on current projects and debates. Initially conceived as the design discipline of the public realm, urban design has been transformed and redefined in relation to the changing modes of production of urban space. Today, in an urban environment that is largely shaped by forces and processes beyond the control of architects, planners and designers, the role of urban design is highly contingent on specific actors and projects. In addition to discussing readings from the past 50 years, we study a number of practices and projects from around the world. Tobias Armborst.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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