ARCH 4201 R - History of Modern Housing

Study of housing as a function of social organization, demographics, market demand and public policy. Topics include the evolution of housing form, the role of the state, and the participation of architects in the housing marketplace in the 19th and 20th century. (Theory/History Elective) Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in the B.A.S. program or permission of the School.

CRN for section R: 15172

CRN for section ROD (optional Video On Demand service): Video on Demand is included with the R section

Instructor: Benjamin Gianni

Benjamin Gianni

About the instructor: Benjamin Gianni is an associate professor in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University where he heads the Urbanism program. Mr. Gianni received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Arch. from Yale University. He served as director of the School of Architecture at Carleton from 1992-2000 and director of the School of Information Technology from 2003-06. His current research explores the structure of suburbia and the redevelopment of post-war public housing ensembles, comparing policies and projects in Europe, North America and China.

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