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Spring 2011-2012
* ARC 408  

Infrastructure and Design: Design and Disaster

Guy J. Nordenson

This seminar is an effort to use design tools as a way to gain understanding of how physical infrastructure affects and can influence social organization and ideologies. The course will survey the general topics and specific case studies to develop an understanding of the contexts and forms of civil works and infrastructures.

Sample reading list:
N.J. Habraken, Supports
H. Lefebvre, The Production of Space
A.J. Scott and E.W. Soja, The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End...
W.J.T. Mitchell, ed., Landscape and Power
D.L. Schodek, Landmarks in American Civil Engineering
P. Rowe, Design Thinking
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading per week. 2 short papers of 3-5 pages each. Final paper of 20 pages and a presentation will account for 50% of the final course grade.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE 262 - Structures and the Urban Environment..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42929 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am F   Architecture Building   N106   Enrolled:5 Limit:12