GEO380.20 Housing and Urban Form

Taught in Spanish. This course approaches the issue of housing from the basic elements that make up the residential fabric of Chile and other countries. Topics of analysis include the relationship between public and private space, streets and road management systems, property subdivisions and construction classifications and the various forms of aggregation they create in Chile’s residential neighborhoods as well as in other countries. The ability to recognize, study and respond to these forms and the way they relate to one another constitutes the base of solid urban design. The course will also study the models and mechanisms of production that gave rise to social housing projects and middle class housing from the early twentieth century to the present, how they relate to their policy and planning context, and their impact on the spatial quality of the neighborhoods they comprise. The course’s starting point will be graphic analysis and breakdown of the residential fabric and its components on various scales, and from there, its morphogenesis, its evolution over time, and its regulatory and operational context. Class taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be available every semester. (PUC IEU2029)

Department: Geography

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3