Prof. Greg Morrow
Prof. Michael Dennis
4.163J / 11.332J
This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The course integrates architecture and planning students in joint work and requires individual designs and planning guidelines as a final product.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Morrow, Greg, and Michael Dennis. 4.163J Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-163j-urban-design-studio-providence-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA