Building the Modern City: The History of Urban Planning from 1850 to 1945

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Building the Modern City

Spring 2020

Taught By: Emily Bills

Section: A

CRN: 6702

Credits: 3

The impact of the Industrial Revolution on the rise of the modern city inspired many planners to consider how urban spaces might be shaped to provide a more egalitarian metropolitan experience. These efforts motivated reforms in living conditions; inspired new types of transportation infrastructure; spotlighted colliding attitudes toward urban or suburban living; and revealed racial, gender, and class disparity. This course explores such issues through a survey of the major contributions to modern city planning and politics in Europe and the United States from 1850 to 1950, paying particular attention to widely influential projects developed by key urban thinkers. Students are familiarized with topics such as the City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the Radiant City. We also discuss the clashes between labor and capital, urban poverty and white flight, and responses to environmental degradation. Online course material is provided through image-based lectures, podcasts, videos, guest speakers, and primary source readings.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:11pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020