GEP 368

Urban Design I: The Urban Form

An exploration of the physical and visual form of urban communities. The appearance and aesthetic qualities of public open spaces, streets, buildings, neighborhoods, city gateways, signs, and other elements of the urban scene. Meaning of "sense of place." The effects of public policy and regulations on urban form. The scale, pattern, and image of urban form elements. Planning for new communities, historic preservation, urban plazas, and public art.

Junior- or senior-level standing; Introduction to Planning (GEP 360) is recommended.