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Settlements & Urban Morphology

This course examines the historical evolution and contemporary development of urban settlements worldwide. Seminal precedents, significant utopian experiments, treatises/manifestoes and the diverse cultures that inhabit cities and settlements are examined. An understanding and appreciation of the intricate and complex relationship between both a city's and settlements' physical morphology, its practical processes, it symbolic and ideological values and its conflicts over time is fostered. PREREQ: ARCH-2036 (lec 3) cr 3.