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Special Subject: Advanced Study in the History of Urban Form — Dwelling & Building: Cities in the Global South

Prerequisites: 
Permission of Instructor

Examines the contemporary challenges and history of city planning in the Global South on three continents - Africa, Asia, and South America. Students study a number of city plans, from the ‘informal’ settlements of Delhi and Nairobi, the modernist master plans of Brasilia and Baghdad, to climate action plans in various cities. The objective of the course is to understand the relationship between dwelling and building in the design of cities, in conjunction with the environmental, social, political, and intellectual environments at the time of their planning. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.