PRACTICUM: RESIDENTIAL PLANNING IN GLOBAL CITIES
As the world’s urban population grows towards six and a half billion by 2050, cities all over the world are resorting to the mass-production of residential super-blocks to address new urban housing demands. But is this model appropriate for all cities, regardless of their environmental, social, political and economic differences? This seminar will provide students with a hands-on opportunity to understand how planning code regulations - specifically residential codes - can shape the design and functioning of future neighborhoods in our rapidly urbanizing age. In this course students will explore case studies from around the world, learn about different planning models and have a chance to develop their own ideas of how to use zoning as a tool to better address challenges facing cities today. This seminar offers a multi-disciplinary approach to thinking about zoning and gives students from different related fields, such as architecture, urban design, planning and real estate, an opportunity to work collaboratively and holistically as they think about the complex planning challenges ahead in our urbanizing world.
COURSE ORGANIZATION & ASSIGNMENTS
In this seminar students will be regularly reading, researching, and presenting their own ideas to the class both in teams and individually. With the readings, students will be asked to submit short reading reflections (three or more comments or questions) in advance of class to inspire class discussion. There will be one team project to document an existing notable zoning system from a selected residential neighborhood. Case study neighborhoods in the past have been selected from cities such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Vancouver, New York, Bogota, and Rio de Janeiro. Students will be expected to do the readings, attend all the classes and to participate actively in class discussions.
60% Team case study report
25% Reading reflections
15% Class participation
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Readings & Reflections (to be done individually):
Project Presentations (to be done in teams):
Submission requirements for all assignments (including project reports and presentations):
Last name_First name - assignment# – 2020monthday
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