Urban Design Seminar

Photo of an informal settlement in Medellin, Colombia with a public library in the background and aerial cable cars above.

Pictured here is an informal settlement in Medellin, Colombia. This course will take a close examination of informal settlements, which are the most common form of globalization in the world. (Image courtesy of Julio Davila on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA).


MIT Course Number

11.333 / 4.244

As Taught In

Spring 2016



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This seminar focuses on understanding the role of high-quality design as a tool to address urban social problems. This course will also examine marginalized spaces and how urban design can intervene as a tool to creatively challenge traditional urban design practices.

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Jota Samper. 11.333 Urban Design Seminar. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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