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The "Methods for Neighborhood Scale Revitalization" course presents a rigorous but adaptable methodology designed to build on the strengths and address the challenges of neighborhoods by developing customized approaches that directly respond to the needs and vision of each unique neighborhood.
The "Women and Cities 5: The Feminist Future City" course speculates about what a feminist future city could look like, recalling case studies and ancient examples that include contemporary contexts but also consider the future needs for a more heart-centered city designed for everyone.
This course will outline the way in which women have occupied public spaces and the transition into a greater level of visibility for women in cities.
The course will examine the theory of city making at various scales, ranging from a development site at the smallest scale to urban regions at the largest.
The "Accessory Dwelling Units: Understanding America’s Newest Housing Typology" course presents the latest ADU policy developments from leading American cities, key challenges and opportunities for increasing ADU production (or limit it), first-hand examples of ADUs completed by the instructor, and best practices in ADU affordability programs.
This course discusses the social trends putting people at risk on U.S. streets and roads; why traffic safety is fundamentally a problem of systematic, structural inequality; and what U.S. planners and the public can do about it.
This course discusses the relationship among immigration, space, and planning, providing an overview of key figures, dates, and events related to immigration policies and practices in this country.
This course is for viewers without a background or education in city planning who would like to know more about the profession, such as community members, stakeholders in planning processes, staff in planning offices, and other planning-adjacent individuals.
This course will introduce planners to the basics of historic preservation including the beginning of the historic preservation movement, the legal precedent for preservation, and the theories that determine how preservation occurs. This course will use case studies to further illustrate the topics discussed.
Current megaregion development is destabilizing the natural environment, causing gridlock on highways and congestion at airports, and making cities and suburbs separate and unequal. This course discusses how we can change these trends and invest in megaregions to improve planning and development outcomes developing and older areas.
This short documentary film is the sixth and final installment of a series hosted by Lewis Mumford, an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and literary critic, whose studies in the 20th century included attention to cities and architecture that persists in influence into the present day.
In this fifth episode of the series, Mumford begins his exploration of the city during a period of rapid transformation during the Industrial Revolution, when old cities grew quickly, new cities sprang up in the countryside, and the wealthy fled to the countryside, neglecting the health and prosperity of those who stayed behind.
The "Heart of the City" advocates for the compact, historic centers of cities as places of adventure and culture, which, Mumford warns, are in danger of vanishing. For context and historical perspective, Mumford traces the evolution of cities from the Medieval cities showcased in the third part of the film series, to the Baroque Age, which were shaped by a preoccupation with power and order, and into the 19th century, when commercial forces began to carve up cities in a trend that reached its highest pitch with the massive skyscrapers of the 20th century
This short documentary film is the third part of a larger series hosted by Lewis Mumford, an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and literary critic whose studies in the 20th century included attention to cities and architecture that influences the study and planning of cities into the present day. This film takes a broader view of cities, expanding to the regional level and warning about the ill effects of the sprawling forms that most U.S. cities took on during the mid-20th century, erasing pastoral landscapes and rural communities and undermining the benefits of cities.
This short documentary film is the second part of a larger series hosted by Lewis Mumford, an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and literary critic whose studies in the 20th century included attention to cities and architecture that persists in influence into the present day.
This short documentary film is the first part of a larger series hosted by Lewis Mumford, an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and literary critic, who wrote the book The City in History on which this film is based. The film originally aired in 1963. This first film in the series uses historic footage from all over the world for a kind of meditative effect, punctuated with Mumford's philosophical observations on the past, present, and future of cities.
Warning: Some graphic images appear in the last third of this film.