Urban Design Studio

Based on prior coursework in either "Chicago Neighborhoods" or "Chicago by Design" (both offered in the Autumn quarter), students in this Spring quarter course will have the chance to formulate their own proposal to address an issue previously explored. The proposal could be in the form of a written policy, two-dimensional plan, or three-dimensional design — depending on student interest. Example topics include policy proposals to address issues of gentrification and displacement, neighborhood plans to increase the spatial equity and accessibility of public space, three-dimensional visioning of future infill on vacant land, or development of a new kind of urban code to encourage pedestrian life.

This course will be offered in the Spring 2017 quarter.