4.001J / 11.004J CityScope: New Orleans

As taught in: Spring 2007

Photograph of a destroyed house.

Destroyed house in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans. (Image by Prof. John Fernandez.)




Prof. Cherie Abbanat

Prof. J. Phillip Thompson

Prof. John Fernandez

Course Features

Course Highlights

This class was part of a series of new project- and experience-based classes designed to introduce freshmen to complex, real-world problems.

Course Description

Do you want to think about ways to help solve New Orleans' problems? CityScope is a project-based introduction to the contemporary city. "Problem solving in complex (urban) environments" is different than "solving complex problems." As a member of a team, you will learn to assess scenarios for the purpose of formulating social, economic and design strategies to provide humane and sustainable solutions. A visit to New Orleans is planned for spring break 2007.