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11.001J / 4.250J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Spring 2006

An image from the walking tour of Boston, part of lecture 2.
The Berkeley Building, 420 Boylston Street, Boston. (Image by Prof. Larry Vale.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features reading lists, assignments, and lecture notes.

Course Description

This course examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Boston and other American cities are studied to see how physical, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape cities over time.


Susan Silberberg

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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