ARTH 266: Planning Utopia: Ideal Cities in Theory and PracticeInstructor: Baird Jarman
Viz City as Organism/Machine Webpage
This course surveyed the history of ideal plans for the built urban environment. Particular attention was given to examples from about 1800 to the present. Projects chosen by students greatly influenced the course content, but subjects that received sustained attention included: Renaissance ideal cities, conceptions of public and private space, civic rituals, the industrial city, Baron Haussmann's renovations of Paris, suburbanization, the Garden City movement, zoning legislation, Le Corbusier's Ville Contemporaine, Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City, New Urbanism and urban renewal, and planned capitals such as Brasília, Canberra, Chandigarh, and Washington, D.C.
ARTH 266 Syllabus (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 28kB Jun6 11)
Exhibition Assignmentan exhibition in the Weitz Center.