UDES 2303. HISTORY OF URBAN DESIGN, FORM, AND INFRASTRUCTURE. 3 Hours.
This course examines the history of urban design, form and infrastructure in a variety of cities, providing students with an understanding of how decisions about design, form and infrastructure impact the lives of inhabitants. Prerequisite: C or better in UDES 2441. Restricted to Sustainable Urban Design-intended students.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Urban Design (SUD) is distinctive because in addition to the studio-based disciplines of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, it has public affairs, bringing together the design and governmental realms necessary to bring any urban design project to fruition. This unique interdisciplinary structure will equip students with the skills to successfully navigate within complex urban design decision-making milieus, underscoring the degree’s practical, applicable, problem-solving essence. Infusing the curriculum of this design degree is an emphasis upon sustainability that encompasses environmental, social, and economic considerations.