Units: 
3
Option: 
Elective
Instructor: 

This course exams the history, function, politics and design of parks, gardens and other urban public spaces in American cities.  A typology of public space will be presented and used to examine public life today and how design and public involvement influence the nature of public space. The course will examine contemporary issues in parks and public space such as place-making, environmental integrity and sustainability, diversity and accessibility issues, children and nature, and the privatization of public space.

Grading: 
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E