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UT 101 – Why Cities?


Why Cities? --- Why is one city different from another, how did they get that way, and what is the vital difference played by design? This course cultivates an appreciation of one of humanity's oldest and most recently ascendant technologies: the city. Aware of a long, diverse history and amid contemporary global urbanization, weekly case studies each raise a particular perspective on urbanism's mix of economic, political, social, technological, and natural dynamics. Participatory exercises enrich vocabulary, visual narratives, spatial mental models, and reading strategies not only for texts but also of cities themselves. Why Cities? cultivates skills and understanding for opportunities ahead.

This course is only open to first-year urban technology students.


Mon, Wed 1:00-2:30pm  1360 A&AB


Malcolm McCullough

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning