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Urban Design Ecology (not offered 2014-2015)
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: ENVR 2B17 Exploration Studio: Personal Space
and ENVR 2B19 Exploration Studio: Social Space
and 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
Urban Design Ecology looks at the city through the lens of Environmental Design with the intention of understanding and designing for the integration of urban and natural systems. The course will examine the way that urban development patterns interact with ecological systems. Students will examine precedents of ecological urbanism such as manufactured nature, green infrastructure, and landscape urbanism as well as broader ecological concepts applied to coupled human-natural systems. Through readings, lectures, seminars and the development of case studies students will examine the relationship between urban form and the environmental context in which it is generated.
Course was last updated July 23, 2014 - 11:45 AM