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4.163J / 11.332J Urban Design Studio: Providence, Spring 2005

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

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of assignments, and the student responses in the projects section.

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.


Prof. Michael Dennis
Prof. Greg Morrow

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
4 hours / session




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