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.
Climate Neutral by 2030? With nearly 40,000 people, hundreds of miles of roads and 3 campuses, UB is often referred to as a small city. Like cities and regions, large organizations also have a role to play in addressing global climate change and creating a more resilient and sustainable world.
This is a majors-only core studio workshop. The course explores modes of visual literacy for comprehending the built environment. Introduces rudimentary graphic representation skills for visually communicating urban planning and design concepts through readings and hands-on exercises.
This course applies a critical framework to the examination of housing and community development systems in the US, focusing on historic patterns of discrimination and societal inequality that have been reinforced and perpetuated through urban social institutions.
Learn the basic types and principles of GIS; how to develop thematic maps; how to project and overlay different map layers; how to query and edit map features and geographic databases; how to use road and transit networks for locations and site selection; and, how to use image and remotely-sensed data in a desktop mapping environment.
The preservation/conservation of historically significant American sites, buildings, and neighborhoods is complex. Preservation in America has evolved from the “private sector’s concern for saving patriotic sites” to a movement that is Federally mandated.