City Studio: Adapting Urban Space

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

City Studio

Spring 2021

Taught By: Joseph Heathcott

Section: A

CRN: 5170

Credits: 4

This studio based course introduces students to inquiry-driven, collaborative research approaches, project management skills, prototyping and visualization, fieldwork methods, and iterative feedback through critiques. Students will spend the semester working in depth on a collaborative project in New York City, connected with one or more community organizations. Class time will be dedicated to tutorials for research methods, critical discussions of contemporary urban issues, lectures from practitioners, and fieldwork as necessitated by the project. The final product will depend on a negotiated consensus, but might include things like a public space analysis, an environmental landscape study, a technical report, a City Landmark nomination, or an exhibit. In any case, the final product will contribute meaningfully to the ongoing work of urban community planning and design in the search for a more adaptive and welcoming city. The animating questions for this course are: how do people adapt to urban landscapes they inhabit but did not create? How do people negotiate a place for themselves in the everyday spaces of the metropolis? And how might research-led design projects facilitate these processes in ways that are sensitive, just, and consequential?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:16am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 713

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021