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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Geologists
  • Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Filmmakers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

How Today’s City Evolved

7 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading
7 videos
Introductory Discussion5m
Intro to Assignment 1 1m
The Pre-Industrial Revolution12m
Cities in the Industrial Revolution11m
Cities in 195010m
Today’s Regional City9m
1 reading
Optional Module Reading10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Ideas That Shape Cities

5 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Modernist City Design11m
Traditional City Design14m
Green City Design13m
Systems City Design12m
1 reading
Optional Module Reading10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Tools for Designing Cities

5 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Investment in Infrastructure10m
Codes and Design Guidelines8m
Incentives for Better City Design9m
Negotiation for Common Goods13m
1 reading
Optional Module Reading10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Making Cities Sustainable

6 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading
6 videos
Introductory Discussion4m
Intro to Assignment 21m
Ecological Urbanism12m
Managing Water: Flooding and Scarcity9m
Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy15m
1 reading
Optional Module Reading10m
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Top reviews from Designing Cities

By JGApr 19th 2016

good course, however, it was almost impossible to figure out how to do some of the assignments. I have no idea how to do PDF files. Although, I learned some of the key concepts easily.

By BRJul 3rd 2016

I like the way what we have learned in this course. The material, concepts & professors. The only issue is with the platform, in the referenced reading, we have to buy all this books?

Instructors

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Gary Hack

Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning
City and Regional Planning, PennDesign
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Jonathan Barnett

Emeritus Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning
City Planning
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Stefan Al

Visiting Professor
Tongji University and Pratt Institute

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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