- Environmental Design, School of
- Community and Regional Planning
Basic design principles, techniques, and practices of sustainable urban form and design. The topics for most readings, projects, and guest lectures are people oriented and examine the many elements that contribute to the aesthetic and human quality of communities of all sizes. Through poster presentations, field visits, and other assignments, students analyze the nature of public spaces, streets and boulevards, landscaping, water, materials, light, scale, mass, and time. Explores the roles of unity, harmony, symbolism, and cultural values. Course readings have both historical and current references. Students participate in real-world urban design projects, visual design analyses, and presentations in a studio setting.