Title: HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
TIME, SPACE, AND DESIGN
Number: LURB 2502
Type: Undergraduate seminar (elective)
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of preservation in the United States and internationally, with a focus on cities. Through readings, case studies, and on-the-ground laboratories, students examine the range of possibilities that preservation offers to urban planning, design, place making, and community building. We study the preservation movement from the early nineteenth century to the present, with close attention to the biases that structure how we talk about preservation, the worth of buildings, and the meanings of the historic built environment. By the end of the seminar, students acquire basic understanding of the theories, methods, frameworks, and applications of historic preservation within the urban condition. Students also gain a thorough understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, achievements and future challenges of preservation in a global age.