Urbanism Since 1850

A46 5275 ARCH
May 22-June 8, 2017
MTuWTh 9:30a-12:30p
Instructor: Eric Mumford
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,450
*Course only open to WUSTL graduate architecture students

Since the beginning of the industrial railroad era, architects have attempted to shape the form of cities in a variety of ways. Through lectures, field trips, discussions, and films, this course will examine some of the most important episodes in urbanism since the urban and technological transformations of the mid-nineteenth century, including Haussmann's Paris and Cerda's extension of Barcelona, the Vienna Ringstrasse, and the critical response to it in the work of Camillo Sitte; the American City Beautiful and English Garden City movements; early modern efforts in housing and planning, such as those of CIAM, the International Congress of Modern Architecture; urbanism and regionalism under the American New Deal; the era of massive metropolitan change after the Second World War, including postwar replanning efforts in various situations; the development of the discipline of urban design under Josep Lluis Sert at Harvard and elsewhere; visionary projects of the 1960s; the ideas and influence of Kevin Lynch, Colin Rowe, and Aldo Rossi and the work of the Congress for the New Urbanism; and more recent directions in urbanism. Fulfills History/Theory elective requirement for MArch students.