- 8 video lessons (71 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.The Making of Urban Places10 mins
3.Early American Theories9 mins
4.Challenges to Early 20th Century Urban Theory20 mins
5.Culture and the Power of Social Movements9 mins
6.Culture and Urban Consumption7 mins
7.Emancipatory Planning11 mins
What You Will Learn
- Consider early American urban theories that have had a lasting effect on our landscape.
- Learn about multiple topics, including the effect of European immigration on urban places, like New York City;
- Chicago School of Sociology and the term “competition for social space”;
- Challenges to early 20th century urban theory, including important feminist critiques;
- Culture and the power of social movements, with a focus on African American culture;
- Urban consumption and “the creative class,” gentrification, and displacement; and
- Emancipatory planning.
Complex issues arise when culture and place intermingle, like they do in all large, diverse cities. The urbanization process, the historical significance of tools used by urban planners, the urban revolution, early American urban theories, and social movements all play a role in shaping urban landscapes and the daily experiences of the city. Continuing the explorations of the "Introduction to Culture and Placemaking," the "Culture and Placemaking, Part II" course digs deeper into the urban theories that have prepared urbanists and planners to recognize culture and embrace diversity as significant mechanisms in a prosperous, healthy city.
Learn these skills
- Civic Engagement
- Historic Preservation
- Urban Design
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.