END 494 - Visions of the City


END494 Visions of the City, is a student-run, faculty-directed seminar for students culminating their Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design degree. 

The central purpose of END494 is to read, reflect upon, and discuss books (as distinguished from journal articles or professional reports) on urban and environmental topics. Students will culminate the academic program having read, digested, reflected on, and been exposed to seminal works in urban planning and environmental design. The theme this spring, in keeping with the course title, is urban visions. We approach the theme from several viewpoints spanning classic visions, biographies of visionaries, and contemporary visions. 


So Ra Baek is an urban planner whose research addresses the intersection of public health and the built environment. In particular she studies the role of race/ethnicity and acculturation in relation to physical activity and neighborhood design.