Urban Theory Lab

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Urban Theory Lab
Spring 2024
Taught By: Miguel Robles-Duran
Section: A

CRN: 3231

Credits: 3

Conceptual and critical thinking is essential for understanding the processes of production and reproduction of urban space. Critical theoretical speculations have been fundamental for the ways urbanists have thought about the constitution, construction, and future of cities. In this course, students examine how such urban theoretical narratives are created and presented, and the impact they have had on urban practice since the mid-19th century. Students will also focus on specific approaches to the development of contemporary theories of urbanism, and subsequently articulate their own theoretical readings and models for speculating on the nature of contemporary urban phenomena, processes, practices as well as structures and forms. Urban Theory Lab is a required course for students in the MA Theories of Urban Practice and the MS Design and Urban Ecologies programs.

Open to: MS in Design and Urban Ecologies students only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 11:10am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 1108
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024