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2015-2016 Catalog

EGRS 270 Designing London

This course considers many aspects of London and its environs as the products of human creative design. Bridges, structures, water and sanitation systems, and the Underground were all designed as London became a thriving, diverse city. We will learn about the historical development of these structures and systems-and many others-that responded to societal needs, and to which society responded in art, literature, and movies. In understanding the engineering and other design processes, we will gain an appreciation for the complex interrelationship of science, technology, and society. From Stonehenge and Bath to Ironbridge and the Industrial Revolution to the current innovative design culture of London, the city will be our laboratory. [GM2, W]