This course is available: 2018
How can you design a shared space that minimizes resources and maximizes quality of life?
The purpose of this Mastery Project is to understand and manifest the fundamentals of urban planning by improving a physical community space. Before localizing your investigation, you will begin by pursuing big picture questions, such as: Around which principles do cities form and change? What are the essential elements of a city, and why are many deemed “good” or “bad?” In Community Block, you will be introduced to cities from around the world, each which represents a unique case study in the history and future of urban planning. Your goal is to select a community space that needs help, identify the symptoms and causes of the problems, and design a solution. You will be asked to prepare an analysis of the current conditions, a sketch with blueprint or 3-D model of your redesigned area, and to support your design with an explanation of your creative process.