ES 520 The Nature of Urban Design

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of urban design in shaping cities to achieve resilience. Real world problems in critical infrastructure and urban systems around New York harbor will be approached and taught in a studio environment with solutions applicable globally. The course introduces the premise that cities can be changed purposefully by actors who successfully integrate policy, finance and design parameters to solve technical problems while improving quality of life. How New York uses urban design not just to survive but also to thrive is the subject of this course, introducing the people, products and processes of urban design in the context of the global risk equation



Cross Listed Courses

CE 521


Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Civil Engineering Program Systems Engineering Program