URBDP 498 A
2013 Summer Full Term
HISTORY OF EAST ASIAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT
3(Credits) MW 1050-1220 GLD 322
Instructor: Peng Chen
East Asian Urban Development History
This course analyzes the transformation of the East Asian urban form and city life. The course is not a comprehensive history review, but to explore the process of East Asian urban development, and understand the history of selected features by certain criteria. It aims to address three questions.
1) How do the ancient East Asian planning thoughts and design principles come and lead the planning practices?
2) How do the activity spaces, including housing, shopping, recreation and transportation are organized from a historical perspective.
3) How globalization, and the competition to achieve a global city status, has had a profound effect to the world?
The course gives students an experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions.
This 3 credits course is open to all majors and can be counted as an I&S (Individual and Society) course after advisor’s approval.
Ph.D Student, Interdisciplinary Ph.D Program of Urban Design & Planning,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105
Email: chenp5,<mailto:chenp5,> Phone: 1-206-321-8034