4.163J / 11.332J Urban Design Studio: Providence

As taught in: Spring 2005

An arial view of Providence, RI.

A mapping of Providence, RI, the site of the studio. (Image courtesy of Evangelos Limpantoudis.)




Prof. Greg Morrow

Prof. Michael Dennis

Course Features

Course Description

This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The course integrates architecture and planning students in joint work and requires individual designs and planning guidelines as a final product.