DURP Course Catalog

UP504 - Urban History and Theory

Overview:

Historical and international comparison of the origins and evolution of cities, the process of urbanization, and the human endeavor to effect urban growth and change. Includes history of urban physical form and of planning efforts, emphasizing planning origins in the nineteenth century and transnational influences. Includes equity issues of urban spatial arrangement, including racial segregation and housing market differentiation. Covers elements of urban physical form, including grid and organic structure, commercial city forms, the urban skyline, and urban sprawl.

Prerequisite:

Graduate standing in Urban Planning or consent of instructor.

Credit:

4 hours

Instructor:

Wilson

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