ARCU4801-2018: Selected Topics in Urbanism: Urban Systems – Nature Technology and Health //
Instructor: Catherine Bonier //
This seminar investigates the relationship between the themes of urban nature, technological and infrastructural interventions, and changing theories of health. Students will evaluate the ways in which the dialog between these 3 forces has shaped and reshaped cities. Water is one of the central elements of this inquiry, weaving together these themes and linking basic sustenance with the highest cultural aspirations. Students will learn from past and contemporary infrastructural improvements, and evolving hopes for safety, equity, democracy, freedom, power, and beauty.
Students will develop their knowledge in relation to urban public health, infrastructure, and technology. Through presentations and term projects, students will advance their research abilities and critical faculties.