Understanding the Planning of Cities in the Digital Age

Anton Nelessen (Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy)

Are you interested in how cities will morph, grow and shrink in the future? Visual and digital technology will play a critical role in the planning, design and implementation of new urban form and transportation. More than half the population of the planet now lives in cities.  It is estimated that there will be approximately two billion more people on the planet by 2050, with 100 million more in the United States. This seminar will prepare you for potential careers that will plan, engineer, communicate, finance and implement policies and plans for the new generation of cities in the digital age. You will be exposed to a range of presentation techniques that characterize livable cities, their vision plans and policies that incorporate environmental sustainability, new forms of mobility, mixed use green buildings, vertical gardens, and new public places. The politics of implementation, public mental and physical health will also be addressed. Each seminar will include videos and multi-media presentations followed by focus groups and discussion.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 97 index 15332