11.304J Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 1997 Prof. Kristina Hill, 10-485, tel. 253-7305, email@example.com M-W, 12:00 - 2:00 pm Recommended text: Site Planning, K. Lynch and G. Hack, 3rd Ed., 1984.
February W 5 Introduction to course. Infrastructure as the context of site planning. *Ch. 2 and 11, and pp. 13-28, Hack and Lynch M 10 Site Description and Analysis: an overview of issues and methods - Project 1 handed out. *Southworth, M. "Walkable Suburbs? An evaluation of neo-traditional suburbs at the urban edge," Journal of the American Planning Association, Winter 1997. W 12 Walking field trip in Cambridgeport Topic: documenting the urban design "fabric" of a neighborhood * excerpts from Great Streets, by Allan Jacobs T 17 Streetscapes: An in-class design charrette *Barker, "On the Nature of the Environment," Journal of Social Issues, vol. 19(4), pp. 17-38, 1963. *excerpts from W. Whyte, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, 1980. W 19 Field trip to Quincy Market, Boston. Topic: documenting the use of public spaces. M 24 Student presentations: Project 1, "Comparing urban fabrics" * excerpts from P. Calthorpe, The Next American Metropolis (1994), M. Hough, Cities and Natural Processes (1995), and I. McHarg, Design with Nature (1969). W 26 Urban ecology and site planning. *Ch. 8, Earthwork and utilities, Hack and Lynch March M 3 Topography, soils, and water -- making connections *Ch. 7 and 9, Hack and Lynch - Project 2 handed out. W 5 Road and lot layout *excerpts from W. Marsh, Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications (1991). M 10 Water runoff and site storage calculations W 12 Project 2 "pin-up" M 17 Photoshop workshop -- Mac lab W 19 Photoshop workshop -- Mac lab *Ch. 4 and 12, Hack and Lynch
April M 31 Site programs and planning strategies *W. Morrish, "Beautiful infrastructure," On the Ground: The Multimedia Journal on Community, Design and Environment, vol. 1(2), Winter/Spring 1995. * excerpts from M. Hough, Cities and Natural Processes (1995). W 2 Infrastructure and "new" urban objectives M 7 Project 2 review W 9 Shadow diagrams, and design for commercial areas - Project 3 handed out. M 14 Parking lots -- design and functional issues (in-class design charrette) W 16 Wrap-up parking; Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD's) and tradition M 21 No class (Veteran's Day) W 23 Sacred space and site planning (guest) M 28 Day 1. Predicting pedestrian movement -- Space Syntax software (Mac lab) W 30 Day 2. Predicting pedestrian movement -- Space Syntax software (Mac lab) May M 5 Project 3 review. W 7 Evaluating TOD design -- Mac lab M 12 Future trends in site planning and urban systems (guests) W 14 Wrap-up discussion: issues, skills needed, roles for planners