Chicago: Architecture, Urbanism, Politics


Building has often been at the center of major social, economic and political struggles of the modern era. This course will analyze the development of architecture and urbanism in Chicago, from its incorporation to the present day, in relation to these historical struggles. Focusing particularly on the concept of place and space, the course will give the student an overview of building in Chicago and analyze in detail the theories and practices which govern urban planning up to our own times. Select sections of the course will particularly emphasize Chicago 1920-1975, and how questions of class and race intersect with a political economy of architecture.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 323
Typically Offered