ASC 753 Contemporary Theories of Urbanism

This course considers relationships between contemporary theories of urbanism, the role of urbanism as an instrument of analysis and criticism, and associated implications for critical practice in Canada. Theoretical issues surrounding urban design and strategy are investigated through the lenses of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. Through an engagement of the writings and projects of contemporary urban theoreticians, and with strong emphasis on relationships between key theoretical concepts and the generation of new urban forms, this reading-intensive course offers a comparative analysis of the changing nature of urban theory in the context of globalization. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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