END 312 - Design of Cities

"Aerial Perspective on American Cities" by Environmental Communications.

"Aerial Perspective on American Cities" by Environmental Communications 

The objective of this course is to familiarize undergraduate students with the historic social, cultural, economic and political factors which have shaped the contemporary city in the western (i.e., Euro-American) tradition.

Lectures are fully illustrated with slide images of cities from the beginnings of permanent human settlements up to the present day. Readings focus on the emergence of the Modern Movement, and the evolution of the practice of modern city planning and urban design. From its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the story of the contemporary American city is placed into its relevant context. 


Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.