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ARTH 265: European Architectural Studies Program: Urban Planning in Europe

This course uses metropolitan areas visited during the program as case studies in the history and contemporary practice of urban planning. Students will explore cities with the program director and with local architects and historians—as well as in groups on their own. Specific topics include the use of major international events, such as Olympic Games and World’s Fairs, as large-scale planning opportunities, the development of municipal housing programs, the reduction of automobile traffic and mass transit initiatives, the adaptive reuse of former industrial districts, the use of cultural institutions as civic anchors, and more. Prerequisite: Participation in OCS Architectural Studies Program
3 credits; LA; Offered Winter 2022; B. Jarman