UPP 594 Topics in Urban Planning Policy by ChrisPotter


									                      COURSE SYLLABUS & SCHEDULE

             UPP 594 – Special Topics in Urban Planning & Policy
               AH 485 – Introduction to Historic Preservation
                University of Illinois at Chicago (Spring 2008)

          Jefferson Hall, Room 209, 929 W. Harrison St. (1/2 block south of UIC “L” stop)

            Instructors: Sarah Dreller (AH) sdrell2@uic.edu and Jim Peters (CUPPA)
                          jpeters52@sbcglobal.net or jpeters@lpci.org

This class will expose you to a wide range of issues associated with the theory and practice of
historic preservation—from philosophical to governmental and from historical to current.
Through readings, field trips, discussions, and presentations by a dozen preservationists, you will
gain a greater understanding of what comprises the field of historic preservation.

The class will meet 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays. The principal textbook will be A Richer Heritage:
Historic Preservation in the 21 st Century; Robert E. Stipe, ed. (Univ. of North Carolina, 2003;
paperback). It is available at the UIC bookstore and online.

Evaluation will be made on the basis of a written exercise (25%), a class presentation on a public
meeting (15%), class participation (10%), and a final research paper (50%). The syllabus and
some readings will be posted on the course Blackboard site. Additional readings may be posted
on the UIC Library E-Res (electronic reservation) system.

Wed., Jan. 16
Class overview/introduction
Historic Preservation in the U.S.: Peters

Wed., Jan. 23
Historic Preservation in Chicago: Peters
International Preservation: Dreller
Readings: Stipe (Intro [1-20]) handout
              Tung (Intro [1-11] and Singapore case-study [169-189]) handout
Last day to drop/add: Jan. 25

Wed., Jan. 30
Preservation Theory: Dreller
Secretary of the Interior Standards: Dreller/Peters
Readings: Ruskin (excerpt from The Seven Lamps of Architecture) Blackboard
              Viollet-le-Duc (excerpt from On Restoration) Blackboard
              MacCormac (―Architecture, Memory and Metaphor‖ optional) Blackboard
Wed. Feb. 6
Preservation Law: Martin Jaffe, UIC-CUPPA
Preservation Legislation: Peters
Readings: Stipe (Chapters One [23-34], Two [35-79 skim], and part of Five [170-184])

Wed., Feb. 13
Advocacy: David Bahlman, Landmarks Illinois
Class Presentations on CCL meeting
Cultural Landscapes: Dreller
Readings: Stipe (Chapters Six [187-202 and 215-22] and Ten [313-351])
             F. Pierce Lewis (―Axioms of the Landscape‖) Blackboard

Wed., Feb. 20
State/Federal Design Review: Mike Jackson, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Class Presentations on OPHPC or EPC meetings
Landmark Designation Process: Peters
Readings: Stipe (Chapters Three [81-100, 101-116 skim] and Four [117-143 skim])

Wed., Feb. 27
Local Design Review: Dijana Cuvalo, Commission on Chicago Landmarks
Architectural Surveys: Dreller/Peters
Readings: City of Chicago Landmarks Ordinance (excerpt) Blackboard
             City of Chicago Historic Resources Survey online
             Landmarks Illinois Recent Past Survey online

Wed., March 5
Material Conservation: Anne Sullivan, Johnson-Lasky Architects
Questionable Practices: Dreller/Peters
Readings: relevant newspaper articles handout

Wed., March 12
Robie House Restoration: Karen Sweeney, FLW Preservation Trust
Class Presentations on CCL meeting
Jones House: Dreller/Peters

Wed., March 19
New York Preservation: Tony Wood, Historic Districts Council
Class Presentations on OPHPC or EPC meetings
Historic Structure Reports: Dreller
Readings: Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center HSR [skim] Blackboard

Wed. March 26
NO CLASS – Spring Break
Wed., April 2
Development Finance: Will Tippens, Related Midwest
Economic Incentives: Peters
Reading:    Stipe (Chapter Nine [279-311])

Wed., April 9
Residential Teardowns: Genelle Scheurell, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Main Street: Nick Kalogeresis, National Trust-Main Street Program
Class Presentations on CCL meeting
Reading: NTHP/Fine (―Residential Teardowns‖) online

Wed., April 16 (Class will meet on Sat. April 19)
Site Visit: Hull House, 800 S. Halsted
Site Visit: Maxwell Street, South Water Market, Regional Library for the Blind

Wed., April 23
Rural Preservation: Jean Follett, Village of Hinsdale
Class Presentations on OPHPC or EPC meetings
Recent Past: Peters
Reading:       Stipe (Chapter [202-210])
               NTHP/Lambin (―Preserving Resources from the Recent Past‖) online

Wed., April 30
Ford House: Sid Robinson, Taliesin
Class Wrap-Up: Peters/Dreller
Readings:     Stipe (Prologue [xiii-xv] and Chapter Fifteen [451-493 optional])

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