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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.213J (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 11.308J / 4.213J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete reading list and exemplary student work files in the  assignments section.


    Course Description


    This course explores the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. The course has several major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences for human health and welfare; how planners and designers can shape the urban natural environment. Each student researches and presents a case, either historical or an example of contemporary theory and practice.


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