* ART 250 / ARC 250 / ENV 250 (LA)
Architecture, Globalization, and the Environment
This course covers global architecture and urbanism and their relation to climate change and social problems. Special attention will be paid to the erosion of public space, whether it is due to gentrification, gated communities, outright segregation, or to the devastating impact of war in urban zones in many parts of the world. We will study green architecture and issues of sustainability, as well as environmental justice and environmental racism. Architecture's complicities with regard to global warming, its squandering of fossil fuels and its response to rising waters and water scarcity are also central to our approach.
Sample reading list:
McNeill, Donald, Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form
Jodidio, Philip, Green: Architecture Now!
Neuwirth, Robert, Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World
Burgess, Rod and Mike Jenks eds., Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Forms Developing Countries
Browder,John O. and Brian Godfrey, Rainforest Cities
Graham, Stephen ed., Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics
Active participation in precept, an oral presentation in precept, midterm, final exam, and a final 15-page paper.
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
For department majors, satisfies Group 3 distribution requirement.
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