LA 6140

LA 6140

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This three-credit course examines the relationship between water infrastucture, rivers, and cities throughout the Americas.  Readings, discussions, and lectures  highlight projects, practices, concepts and urban theories for living with water in cities througout teh Americas.  Cases range from desert oases to canal towns to delta cities, with special interest paid to cities in Latin America.  Lessons and approaches for dealing with contemporary issues realted to climate change, landscape infrastructure, and human and ecosystem health are presented and analyzed.  Through projects, dicussion, and assignments, students identify and develop a case study of particular relevance and interest.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AG, D-AG)

  • Access and situate key historical models, practices of urban design and planning related to river cities in Latin America.
  • Undertake a comparative transnational research project, allowing for comparative analysis and synthesis across national and regional boarders in the Americas.
  • Discuss and analyze how a range of diverse approaches to living with water found in Latin America relate to contemporary concerns about climate change.
  • Use examples from the historical Latin American context to critically consider how specific approaches to landscape infrastructure might provide alternatives to dominant ideas about protecting and improving human and ecosystem health in cities.

View Enrollment Information

  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4550 LA 6140   LEC 001