European Urban Experience: Why Cities MatterSemester Course

Program
Urban Studies
Week-Long Study Tour
Barcelona or Budapest-Vienna
Core Course Week Study Tour
Northern Germany
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Urban Design, Urban Studies
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

Cities are both creative and destructive friction machines, full of contradictory tensions, goals, and visions about what constitutes the good life. This course examines the driving forces of this friction within a European context, including social, economic, environmental, technical, cultural, historical, and spatial influences.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
History, Sociology

Faculty

Regitze Hess

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.