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NYC –> Shanghai, 14 days: Pop Quiz Time!
August 27th, 2013. 14 days!! That’s just two weeks!
Tonight’s mini blog is a pop-quiz! Put your notes away! Don’t worry, I promise it won’t be too bad! I’m not teaching this semester, so please indulge me. This will be the only exam I give for all of the 2013-2014 academic year! So this is an actual question I tend to give on my urban design exams (oops, spoiler alert – although, come to think of it, I doubt my students have been/will be reading this blog since it’s not required reading!). In any case, I really like this question as it captures many of the urban design principles we go over in class – and in this case, encapsulates much of what I’m been talking about in this mini-blog series so far. Also, I tell my students at the beginning of each term that I define success as them walking away from the class with at least 1/10th of my propensity to analyze and read the built environment in a near-compulsive way! Their answers to this question lets me gauge how close they’ve come.
So here goes — Please choose what you believe to be the best and worst scene in terms of its urban design quality and give two reasons why, each (put your answers in the comment box below!) “Grades” will be posted this Friday! Have fun 🙂