Spring 2014

Housing, Urbanization, and Development

Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-104

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)


Gabriel A. Arboleda (Section 01)


This course studies the theory, policy, and practice of low-income housing in marginalized communities. In particular, the class examines housing in the context of international development—the global project of reducing urban poverty through providing safe housing to those in need. We study central concepts in housing theory, key issues regarding low-income housing, different approaches to address these issues, and political debates around housing the poor. This is a thematic, comparative, and transnational course that uses specific case studies from all around the world. We study our subject through illustrated lectures, field trips, seminar discussions, documentary films, and studio design exercises. The latter will be interspersed throughout the semester.Open to all students. No prerequisites or prior experience necessary. Priority to sophomores. Spring 2014.

If Overenrolled: Priority to Sophomores.

Cost: $20 ?


Fine Arts for Non-majors


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019