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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 Enzo P

Nov 10, 2016

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

por Jorge N A

May 24, 2017

It was an excellent experience. I allow to have a broad comprenhension of the key components that make a city liveble. Thanks very much for your effort.

por Joanne

Sep 03, 2016

I took this course twice because I really enjoy it. It has been pivital in solidifying my interest in pursuing an urban design graduate degree. PennDesign is at the top of my list and is the basis by which I compare other design programs I am looking at. Happy for this course not only because of the context exposure, but the introduction to PennDesign.

por xavier d

Feb 01, 2016

Very nice mooc

por Tran H

Apr 09, 2016

This course is very well organized, informative and practical. I learnt a lot from this. Thanks!

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 Moges Y

May 06, 2016

What a lovely and insighting course from the University of Pennsylvania, I have gained an amazing insights into the ideas of cities accross ages, trends and new ideas prevailing this time in the designing environemnt. Thanks all!!!

por Damien D

Nov 14, 2016

Amazing class, great content and teachers, helpful and inspiring assignements

por Long K

Dec 07, 2016

gather a lot of knowledge of city development and learn about how to apply new methods to city problesm

por Saleh R

Aug 05, 2017

It is a great course and I learn a lot of things and a complete view to the different aspects of designing cities

por Brian M L

Oct 13, 2017

Very good course. Lots of information and neat opportunities to learn more about urban planning and design.

I would recommend that the write-ups for assignments are clearer in what is expected. Many peers missed required elements of the assignment, or exceeded the word limit. I would prefer the word limit be dropped as it is incredibly difficult to meet the current needs of the assignment while also remaining coherent and show that you understand the elements taught in the course.

por Sheila N

May 19, 2017

this was truly a great learning experience and a useful supplement of knowledge about the field of Urban design. i'm glad to have been a part of it.

thank you Coursera :)

por Pooja L H

Jan 10, 2018

It was a very interesting course. The assignment were quite engaging and creative.

por Edoardo F

May 04, 2017

Interesting topics, explained with passion, about an constantly evolving environment. The History, the present and the future of our cities.

por saurabh p

Sep 14, 2017

The course gives a revision to idea of human centric approach which is missing in the city designs. Unfortunately cities are not designed and then built they are directly being built without any intent just to solve one problem. They are being solved by engineer and contractor first rather than architect, planners or urban designers. More of these kind of courses can reignite the spirit of ideal way

por Shhrruti J

Oct 19, 2016

An amazing understanding of the evolution, present day scenario & concept of future cities. Also, the various ideas presented, role of guidelines, the types of cities, their categorization & the various examples provided are simply outstanding! I wish I can view these videos further ahead in future! Possible?

Thank You to the Professors! :)

por sam

Jan 05, 2016

It is the best urban design online course I have ever seen, I went through the videos several times, still find I can learn from them!

por AMIT K

Feb 27, 2017

Very good elaborate course with wonderful presentations to understand the development of the concept of " Design of Cities" over period of time. Very innovative assignments.

por Ming H

Apr 07, 2018

The course is well designed, full with cutting-edge design ideas and history helping us to understand where does current designing idea come from. It helps you to understand cities besides give principles for how to design cities. thank you, professors and TAs from Penn!

por Mohammed S A W

Jul 19, 2017

very helpful for my future architecture knowledge, i have learnt a lot from proffessors i feel really excited for my future masters in architecture in this college of pensylvania, i just hope i am worthy enough to be a part of the college ;)

por Munir S

Mar 03, 2017

A very well done and inspiring course...the asingments added to the learning experience especially having to grade other people work


Dec 06, 2017

Good presentations and good/important historic pictures for preserving heritage and improvising living standards in modern cities

por Diego A Á H

Jul 31, 2017

El curso es bueno aunque también un poco confuso en cuanto a como se deben llevar las actividades, y la cronología de los vídeos

por Boris R

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?