Destroyed house in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans. (Image by Prof. John Fernandez.)
This class was part of a series of new project- and experience-based classes designed to introduce freshmen to complex, real-world problems.
Do you want to think about ways to help solve New Orleans' problems? CityScope is a project-based introduction to the contemporary city. "Problem solving in complex (urban) environments" is different than "solving complex problems." As a member of a team, you will learn to assess scenarios for the purpose of formulating social, economic and design strategies to provide humane and sustainable solutions. A visit to New Orleans is planned for spring break 2007.