Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2011
Class ARCH 357
Class Title Architecture, Sustainability and the City
Description An introduction to the design of the built environment, society’s largest investment and biggest consumer of energy, the course’s focus will range from the room to the building to the city to the metropolis, including spaces and places that are consciously planned and intentionally designed, as well as ones that are vernacular and informal. In addition to Western history, theory and practice of architecture and urban planning, case studies of buildings and cities of different cultures and periods will be presented to deepen the student’s understanding of the environmental, economic, socio-cultural and aesthetic impacts of design and urbanism. Contemporary problems and opportunities in sustainable/resilient building and urban design will be considered, including renewable energy, resource and water conservation, and waste management. Livability, walkability, bikeability and transit, as well as the importance of a vibrant, diverse public realm in a healthy community will also be studied.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist UP402-001
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Lecture: M,W 10:00-11:00am 413 DENN
Dis: -002 Friday 9:00-10:00am 257 DENN
-003 Friday 10:00-11:00am 257 DENN
-004 Friday 11:00am-12:00pm 232 DENN
Credits 3
Faculty Douglas Kelbaugh
Syllabus not available