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ARCH 4050 - Cities and Their Territories


This course focuses on design at the scale of cities and territories, examining the role of social equity & inclusion and ecological knowledge and responsibility as forces in the development of the built environment. This course will examine the ways that socio-economic, cultural, political, ecological, and technological factors impact urban form. Students will learn to communicate the role and responsibility of architects in ensuring equity and access to sites, buildings, and structures within urban and rural contexts. The course will also assess the dynamic between the built and natural environments, paths to mitigating climate change, professional and ecological responsibility, adaptation, resilience principles and advocacy activities at the scale of cities, territories and landscapes. Information literacy and the proper use of citations in scholarly writing are central to the course.

This course is required of all second-year architecture undergraduates in the B.Arch. program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 4100  

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 2



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