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Avis et commentaires pour l'étudiant pour Concevoir les villes par Université de Pennsylvanie

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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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par Dania K

Jun 21, 2017

It was a great interactive course, mostly in the homework and feedback. Otherwise, the technical information in the course is not new to me as an architect.

par Patrick S

Jul 20, 2017

The lectures are very good, and you don't really need to worry about getting a bad grade, because as long as you make some sense you will pass.

par Marcelo G

Mar 27, 2017

The best part of this course is the great teachers; they are very knowledgeable and with plenty of experience on the subject. Also, the material is very interesting, covers a wide array of ideas, and the presentations provide plenty of examples from around the world to learn from. A few downsides: a) sometimes the lessons were not very structured, more like a narrative, so at times it was hard to identify the key takeaways. b) the assignments were a bit easy, so I did not feel very challenged. c) I took this course in 2014 and again in 2017. I did not like the fact that the assignment feedback was the same recording from 2014.

par Ayushi A

Jul 20, 2018

Except the peer review system, i liked the course.

After all, a student from one country cannot judge the situation of a city in another country.

par E

Jul 20, 2018

Interesting course showing the complexity and enormous task of the responsibilities involved to accommodate to the well-being of millions of people. People, being a most difficult and stubborn species to please.

par Ify

May 05, 2017

The content was interesting but many of the videos had poor sound quality and were badly edited. It would have been better if the course also had mini quizzes to consolidate learning

par Patricio M R A

Jan 19, 2016

The model is more of a webinar. Readings are not given by the lecturers. I would recommend not paying for it. Info is good but superficial. Maybe as an introduction to urbanism.

par Luca D S

Jun 21, 2016

Very good introduction to the topic but often superficial when it comes to actual strategies and projects.

par Paula B

Aug 16, 2017

It is a good course if you have very little knowledge of Urban Planning, otherwise it might be too simple, however some of the extra material might be useful.

par Jovana V

May 13, 2019

I think content is too long, it could be better summarized... and some of the lectures has a voice that makes us turn back to listen again due to don't understandable words and phrases. Usually I take a short time to finish courses but this one was the first I subscribed and I could just finish months later, thanks to the absence of dynamism, sort of "boring" methodology if you compare to other courses of coursera. Stefan is a lecturer who is objective and speaks 'understandable', the others we know that are authorities and pretty intelligent, but the classes are not good.

par Marlena A

Apr 20, 2016

Not sure why this course is time-based when the material can be accessed at any time. Shouldn't it be on demand, as in one's own time?

Lecturers not participating in discussions at all.

Lecturers very boring and un-engaging.

Are there no female city designers??

par Maria P

Apr 21, 2016

Any support from mentors (?).

Reading material is not available online.

par Basak T

Feb 27, 2017

good content, not so good presentation or format. can be improved greatly