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Магистратура 2019/2020

Аналитическое чтение по урбанистике

Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для расширения кругозора и разностороннего развития»
Лучший по критерию «Новизна полученных знаний»
Статус: Курс обязательный (Прототипирование городов будущего)
Направление: 07.04.04. Градостроительство
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1 семестр
Формат изучения: Full time
Преподаватели: Альберт Виктор Аттила, Рыжкова Надежда Геннадиевна, Фрёлих Кристиан
Прогр. обучения: Прототипирование городов будущего
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

During the course students will read texts from a wide proposition offered to them. Each student will make a written critical analysis of the text and will evaluate the author’s contribution to the urban thought and their influence on the current urban debate. Throughout the course each student will deliver a public presentation of the text and its critical evaluation, which will be followed by a debate in the group. This will promote a multi-faceted approach to urban issues and help develop a critical and open view on urban reality.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the fundamentals of the contemporary urban thought, from the key texts of the past decades
  • To provide students with a critical knowledge of contemporary reality that is multi-thematic, multicultural and multi-temporal, in order to promote a vision of the wider reality, using texts by the authors who defined new ideas and shared them successfully with the public of their time
  • To promote interest in reading professional literature
  • To encourage critical reflection in writing that can be transformed into a habit
  • To encourage debate among students on a variety of subjects
  • To teach students to express a consistent and well-reasoned position
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To learn the fundamentals of the contemporary urban thought, from the key texts of the past decades. To provide students with a critical knowledge of contemporary reality that is multi-thematic, multicultural and multi-temporal, in order to promote a vision of the wider reality, using texts by the authors who defined new ideas and shared them successfully with the public of their time.
  • To promote interest in reading professional literature . To encourage critical reflection in writing that can be transformed into a habit - to encourage debate among students on a variety of subjects, to teach students to express a consistent and well-reasoned position
  • - to learn the fundamentals of the contemporary urban thought, from the key texts of the past decades - to provide students with a critical knowledge of contemporary reality that is multi-thematic, multicultural and multi-temporal, in order to promote a vision of the wider reality, using texts by the authors who defined new ideas and shared them successfully with the public of their time
  • - to promote interest in reading professional literature - to encourage critical reflection in writing that can be transformed into a habit - to encourage debate among students on a variety of subjects, to teach students to express a consistent and well-reasoned position.
  • To increase students' presentation and discussion skills
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • What is urban theory? Origins of ‘urbanity’: Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Walter Benjamin
    Overall introduction to the course structure, work formats and grading system. Max Weber: sociological term ‘the city’. Types of the cities. The city of producers, the city of consumers, market city, agricultural city. The city in economic, legislative and administrative aspects. The historic development of the cities. Western city. The disappearance of estates in the western city, the development of bourgeoisie. Georg Simmel: Big cities and modernity. Problems of big cities. Psychological environment of the big city. The big city and development of reflection. The city and money. The citizen as the human type: impersonality and individuality. Stranger. The specificity of the social relations in the big city. The city and the individual freedom. Walter Benjamin: city as the representation of the historic epoch. Socially critical approach to the urban analysis. City and capitalism. Flaneur as the the of urban common man.
  • Empirical urban theory in the UK and the USA in the beginning of the XX century: Henry Mayhew, Charles Booth, Jane Addams, Jacob Pills
    Spatial structure of London. Classification of citizens according to their welfare. Classification of citizens according to their occupation. Study of religious life and church activities in the city. Quantitative information and interviews materials. ‘Moral’ statistics. The importance of Charles Booth research. The ‘social survey’ movement in UK and USA.
  • Chicago School of Sociology
    ‘Socio - ecological’ approach of R. Park and its main characteristics. City as a ‘social laboratory’. City as a mosaic of different worlds. The classical work of L.Wirth ‘Ghetto’. Jewish ghetto as a prototype of urban ghettos.
  • Politics, people and power in the city : Henri Lefebvre
    The social production of space. Representation of space and its production. The city in the conditions of neo capitalism. Right to the city. New Urbanism. Urban revolution.
  • Politics, people and power in the city : David Harvey, Harvey Molotch and Edward Soja
    Los Angeles School of urban studies. Urban environment as a logic of spatial organization. Postmetropolis. Third spaces. Cosmopolis. Sim city.
  • Postcolonial discourse: Cities of Global South
    Imperialism and orientalism in urban planning. The ‘ordinary’, ‘mega’, ‘global’ and ‘peripheral’. neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism.
  • Essay presentation and discussion
  • Pro-modernist planning movements: Frederick Olmsted, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright
    Functionalism in urban planning. Functionalism as a new philosophy of urban planning. Origins and consequences of functionalism. Broadacre City as the antithesis of a city and the apotheosis of the newly born suburbia, shaped through Wright's particular vision. Olmsted's principles of design.
  • Writing class
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Home assignments
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 semester)
    0.4 * Essay + 0.6 * Home assignments
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Anwar, N. H. (2014). The postcolonial city in South Asia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35(1), 22–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12048
  • Ashcroft, B. (2017). Transnation and the Postcolonial City. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C4EEEF74
  • Charles Booth. (1892). Charles Booth, Life and labour of the people in London. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C13E4864
  • Charles Booth. (1892). Descriptive map of London poverty, 1889. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.412C289F
  • Harvey, D. (2014). Rebel Cities : From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution (Vol. Unabridged). [S.l.]: Verso. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=729943
  • Henri Lefebvre. (2012). The Right to the City. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.2E8A262C
  • Henry Mayhew. (1851). London labour and the London poor. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.54FF3466
  • Park, R. E., Burgess, E. W., & Sampson, R. J. (2019). The City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941190
  • Pierre-Jacques Rojtman, & Louis Wirth. (2004). Louis Wirth, Le Ghetto. Diasporas. Histoire et Sociétés, (1), 180. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsper&AN=edsper.diasp.1637.5823.2004.num.4.1.944
  • The global city : New York, London, Tokyo, Sassen S., 2001
  • The practice of everyday life, Certeau de M., Rendall S., 1988

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bertram C. Bruce, Jane Addams, & Influential Social. (2007). From Hull House to Paseo Boricua: The theory of practice of community inquiry. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Pragmatism: Salient Inquiries. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C85596FE
  • Center for Urban Research and Learning, & The Human Relations Foundation/Jane Addams Policy Initiative. (2003). Minding the Gap: An Assessment of Racial Disparity in Metropolitan Chicago. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.2EE134EE
  • Cities in a world economy, Sassen S., 2000
  • David Harvey. (2007). Neoliberalism and the City. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.8FE6BB58
  • Jane Addams. (2019). Democracy and Social Ethics. [N.p.]: Dancing Unicorn Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2229239
  • Ngara, K. M. (2011). Imagining and imaging the city – Ivan Vladislavić and the postcolonial metropolis. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsndl&AN=edsndl.oai.union.ndltd.org.netd.ac.za.oai.union.ndltd.org.uwc.oai.etd.uwc.ac.za.11394.3353
  • P. Chatterjee. (2014). The colonial city in the postcolonial era. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.94C1A9F5
  • Park, R. E. (2017). Human communities: the city and human ecology. Germany, Europe: Free Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.468A0DAC