- to frame the city form within a historical perspective; to present the key socio-spatial concepts for the cities and explain their origins; to critically assess urban and regional planning policies
- to familiarize students with the history of Russian and Soviet City Planning within the larger cultural and political context of the country
- to understand key socio-spatial concepts and a basic repertory of urban and regional development in Global North
- to recognize the relationship between urbanism, politics, urban governance, economy, and other associated fields
- to understand key policies and debates that affected the shape of European and American cities
- to have an informed opinion about Soviet urban history, and be able to identify different periods and key ideas
- to understand the context, forces and ideas that shaped Russian cities
- to make an intellectual connection between global and Russian history of urbanism
- to acquire familiarity with the form and history of Russian cities and their unique features
- Planning genealogies and visionary ideas of urban development
- Planning after WWII: regional and urban planning policies and the new social movement
- Planning in the age of agglomeration economies and global warming
- The city-forming function of the World Expo
- The Byzantine Roots of Russian CultureRussian Christian Tradition. Early towns and the Theory of City Form.
- Affinities with the West, Love of the EastThe Silk Route. The Hanseatic League. The Story of St.Petersburg. Regulating Russian Cities before 1917.
- Town and Revolution. The Russian Avant Garde
- European Architects in the USSREuropean Planning Concept and the USSR
- The Socialist CityThe New Economic Policy. Cooperatives and other forms of communal living.
- The Cold WarAmericanizm in the USSR. Cultural Diplomacy: On Two Sides of the Iron Curtain.
- The Khrushev EraArt and Architecture of Advanced Socialism. Architectures of the Socialist Countries.
- The end of Central Planning and the Architecture without Ideology?
- Seminar participation - Block 1
- Essay - Block 1
- Seminar participation - Block 2
- Individual visual research work
- Interim assessment (2 semester)0.15 * Attendance + 0.15 * Essay - Block 1 + 0.25 * Individual visual research work + 0.2 * Seminar participation - Block 1 + 0.25 * Seminar participation - Block 2
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- Hall, P. G. (2002). Urban and Regional Planning: Vol. 4th ed. Routledge.
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- David Harvey. (1970). Social Processes And Spatial Form: An Analysis Of The Conceptual Problems Of Urban Planning. Papers in Regional Science, 1, 47. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5597.1970.tb01477.x
- Le Corbusier. (2013). Towards a New Architecture. Dover Publications.