ARCH 380. Design Workshop: Ideas and Methods in Planning and Design. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on design methods, ideas and approaches at the city, neighborhood and community levels. The course will introduce approaches to urban design and planning which are responsive to social, environmental and ecological issues. The goal is to develop core competencies in design thinking such as analyzing specific problems and developing possible design interventions by understanding relevant theories and analyzing case studies. Students will critically analyze past and current urban trends through case studies to inform design ideas for more equitable and sustainable communities. This material will be covered through class discussions, readings, and a number of design-oriented team projects and assignments. LEC.