Sep 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 477 - Adaptive Reuse and Tactical Urbanism in the 21st Century City

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
 This course will introduce students to the ways that adaptive reuse-the renovation and reuse of pre-existing structures for new purposes-and tactical urbanism-a city, organizational, and/or citizen-led approach to neighborhood building using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change-can be employed to address these landscapes of abandonment. Both adaptive reuse and tactical urbanism provide tools to transform buildings designed for the industrial age into structures that can speak to the concerns of the twenty-first century city. Such tools are particularly useful for young professionals, like engineers, who will be charged to rebuild America’s cities and revitalize the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the concepts of adaptive reuse and tactical urbanism as practiced in cities around the world
  • Describe the history that the concepts of adaptive reuse and tactical urbanism are meant to address
  • Critically reflect on the promise and potential pitfalls of adaptive reuse and tactical urbanism
  • Apply the tenets of adaptive reuse and tactical urbanism to a class-based servant-leadership project

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Tactical urbanism
  • Modern urban planning
  • Modern architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Creative placemaking
  • Servant-leadership

Coordinator
Dr. Michael Carriere



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