Courses taught by Jason Luger
This course explores the development of the city, and city planning, from ancient times until the birth of the modern city. Learn about key developments, innovations and debates in early planning.
Explore the development of the city and city planning from 1900 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
This course explores the central role of planning in envisioning cities in the middle 20th century. World War II and the Cold War re-ordered power and politics in new ways. The tragic destruction and loss of World War II gave transformed into exciting opportunities for planners to try new things, in new ways.
This course surveys the key economic, environmental, sociopolitical, and technological shifts responsible for the evolution of contemporary planning from 1980 to contemporary times. Assessing historical planning movements through a critical lens, course instructor Jason Luger discusses the relevance of past successes and failures for cities today.
This fifth and final course of the "Introduction to City Planning" series discusses the key challenges facing cities in the future, as well as some potential solutions.