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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.175 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Case Studies in City Form 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Michael Dennis
    Mr. Anubhav Gupta 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 4.175 Case Studies in City Form

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a set of readings on urban design and a number of student projects.

    Course Description

    This course serves as an introduction to urban form and design, focusing on the physical, historical, and social form of cities. Selected cities are analyzed, drawn, and compared, to develop a working understanding of urban and architectural form. The development of map making and urban representation is discussed, and use of the computer is required. A special focus is placed on the historical development of the selected cities, especially mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth century periods of expansion. Readings focus on urban design theory in the twentieth century and will be discussed during a weekly seminar on them. This is a methods class for S.M.Arch.S. students in Architecture and Urbanism.

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