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Please Note: Designing Cities will close for new learner enrollment on September 30, 2019. Enrolled learners have until March 28, 2020 to complete all graded assignments and earn a Course Certificate. Each module in Designing Cities will focus on a different aspect of city design including: How Today’s City Evolved; The Ideas That Shape Cities; Tools for Designing Cities; Making Cities Sustainable; Cities in the Information Age; Preserving Older Cities; Designing New Cities, Districts and Neighborhoods; The Challenges of Informal Cities and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods; and Visionary Cities. Materials will be presented by the instructors and guest faculty from PennDesign through a series of five or more lessons per module, each typically 10-12 minutes long. The first lesson in each module will be a roundtable discussion among professors Stefan Al, Jonathan Barnett, and Gary Hack introducing the big issues associated with the subject. Each succeeding module will be a self-contained illustrated presentation of a set of ideas and images. There will be a list of suggested readings for those who wish to follow up on the ideas in each module. Everyone enrolled in Designing Cities will be expected to complete 3 assignments. These will be posted on the course site and they will be in the form of peer assessments. There will be a great deal to be learned from the ideas participants submit, reflecting cities of all sizes and circumstances across the globe so once you submit your assignment, you'll be able to see what your peers have done....

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Apr 19, 2016

good course, however, it was almost impossible to figure out how to do some of the assignments. I have no idea how to do PDF files. Although, I learned some of the key concepts easily.


Jul 03, 2016

I like the way what we have learned in this course. The material, concepts & professors. The only issue is with the platform, in the referenced reading, we have to buy all this books?

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por Lessandro D d E

Feb 21, 2016

Definitely one of the best courses available here! Every topic was carefully explained and even someone who is not in the designing area of expertise (like me) could understand. I congratulate the professors and the university for providing such a great online course! Thank you!

por Marcos G

Aug 12, 2016

Excellent course and learning opportunity. Thanks!

por Christian V D

Mar 29, 2016

Topics are very interesting. You can build strong basis on designing cities watching and learning from these Penn Professors.

por Liu Y

Nov 23, 2015

Professors are erudite and articulate. A great introductory class on cities.

por Jonathan G

Apr 19, 2016

good course, however, it was almost impossible to figure out how to do some of the assignments. I have no idea how to do PDF files. Although, I learned some of the key concepts easily.

por Hui J H

Feb 08, 2016

Fantastic insight into urban planning with many great discussions of international examples; thank you!

por Jack K L

Jan 08, 2017

The lecturers and lectures were all great, I feel very inspired. The coursemates also had very interesting ideas. If the serious errors with the subtitles and text can be corrected everything would be perfect.

por Bruno P

Mar 31, 2018

Understanding social tissue is a fortunate condition. Thanks!

por Alex P M

Mar 03, 2016

Excelente curso, muy aplicativo.

por anastasia k

May 23, 2017

Great course with many examples!

por Lyuba

Jan 10, 2017

the most interesting lessons I've ever listened

por David R

Jun 22, 2017

A really great course. I am a geographer with an overarching interest in the origin and growth of settlements. Since retiring I have begun to research the way in which small towns have functioned through the industrial revolution of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and how, if near enough to larger towns and cities, become absorbed into the structure of their larger neighbours.

I began the course in the hope of 'catching up' with some of the latest ideas and theories surrounding the processes involved in urbanisation and, as the weeks have gone on, I have become absorbed in the detail presented so ably by the team at Penn State. The mix of video, 'face to face presentation' and the notes and reading lists was superb and informative and gave the course an impetus that is so often missing from conventional taught courses.

Thank you all, staff and technicians at Penn State and of course my fellow students for their reviews and forbearance in coping with a colleague from outside the 'planning/design/architectural' community.

por Tehmas S

Jan 05, 2017

I am glad and feel very lucky to have completed such extensive , challenging and very interactive course. Course has widen my vision for planning of new cities and also using different strategies for improving exiting infrastructure. It opens new horizons, assignments includes real life examples to pass, which meant i had to work on my city to find our exiting problems along with solutions which can ease life of pedestrians and commuters. Some of the case studies presented helped me a lot to devise real life solutions. videos are very informative and interesting. Also you do not need to have technical background to start this course, you could be any one wants to contribute towards changing landscape of the city by introducing new concepts. Please join this course. I would express my gratitude to University of Pennsylvania for offering this course.

por sandra

Dec 15, 2015


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por Anil K N

Aug 09, 2016

Fantastic course, it takes you through a journey and gives you a vision. If you have travelled enough, then it makes you recall nice things and regret what you have missed from the faculty's prespective.

por LM

Dec 08, 2015


por Carlos A H A

Oct 01, 2017

A very good introduction to City Desing, Thank you for the time and effort you put into this course edition

por Víctor R O L

Feb 28, 2016

Aprendí cuestiones puntuales de cómo una ciudad crece y cómo puede condicionarse un desarrollo consciente para un mejor futuro. Excelente curso.

por Jimmy L

Jun 07, 2016

Great knowledge on city design trend. If anyone interested in town planning, this is a fantastic source of background information.

por Aradhana T

Feb 06, 2016


por Enzo P

Nov 10, 2016

Very useful and informative course. I learnt really a lot of things about City Designing!

por Juan H

Nov 28, 2015

This course is a big opportunity to get new ideas and approaches to the challenge of designing cities for the people.

por Karolina V C

Mar 31, 2016


por Tomás S B

Jan 31, 2017

Me parece un curso excelente, aunando conocimieto y práctica, estableciendo una base de conocimiento desde la historia hasta nuestros dias e ilustrandolo con ejemplos reales.