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Housing, Urbanization, and Development
Listed in: Architectural Studies, as ARCH-104
Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)
Gabriel 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 ?