11.337J / 4.247J Urban Design Policy and Action

As taught in: Spring 2009

Zoning map of Whittier California.

Regulating plan and development policies for Uptown Whittier, California. (Image by Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists.)




Dr. Aseem Inam

Course Features

Course Description

In this course we examine the relationship between public policy and urban design through readings, discussions, presentations, and papers. We also analyze the ways in which policies shape cities, and investigate how governments implement urban design. Students gain a critical understanding of both the complex system of governance within which urban design occurs and the effective tools available for creative intervention.