Urban Practices and Design Strategies

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Practice & Design

Spring 2021

Taught By: Gabriela Rendon

Section: AX

CRN: 3843

Credits: 4

This course delves into local urban conditions of injustice and inequality and explores community responses as potential practices of equitable development. Learning from those experiences, students propose actionable strategies involving policy and design to advance local efforts promoting transformative interventions. The course is divided into three phases; research/analysis, theoretical/practical inquiry, and design strategies/action. In the first phase, using different methodologies, students delve into pressing social, spatial, economic, or environmental issues such as housing and school overcrowding, vacant properties and homelessness, rezoning processes and displacement, gentrification and other urban realities affecting a local community. In the second phase, students explore theoretical as well as practical approaches dealing with such issues carried out by grassroots groups, community organizations, and advocacy coalitions. These community-driven practices may include community land trusts, tenant and neighborhood unions, people’s policy platforms, cooperative movements, and other efforts involving collective action. Lastly, using the knowledge previously acquired, students envision feasible scenarios and design strategies leading to urban processes and practices producing more equitable and just cities. In fall 2020, the course will address some of the outcomes produced by the COVID-19 crisis in the city.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 2:45am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 622

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021