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Spring 2020 - MIIS
Sep 22, 2020
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DPPG 8526 - SPR:Public Space & Development

MEETING DATES: March 23, 2020 - April 10, 2020


Architecture may be defined as the deliberate transformation of the natural environment into a cultural environment. It should also be seen as a means for building (literally!) sustainable solutions to problems pertaining to public space, access, and identity. In this course, we will explore the intersection between architecture and development through case-studies that range from the large to the small, all centered on a number of typologies: markets, schools, places of worship, clinics, transportation nodes, water points and more. Students will work in teams to analyze existing solutions to significant development problems that involve the use of public space. They will then create alternative solution strategies that incorporate systems thinking, human-centered design, development theory, and, sound public policy.

An additional 9 hours will be scheduled as “studio time” during the intervening week. Studio time—a period of feedback, coaching and mentoring––will be scheduled flexibly to accommodate Sprintensive and non-Sprintensive students.


2.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 OR 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MIIS Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Intl Policy & Management Division
Development Practice & Policy Department


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