This course studies urban space shaped by an environmentalist agenda, social equity, and economic sustenance. Urban space is understood in terms of network of spaces defined between building blocks. This emphasis on space reveals human experiences including social relations, interactions with natural settings, and economic activities. Class discussions consider criticisms of rapid urbanization, sprawl, and segregation and review recent models such as new urbanism, smart growth, landscape urbanism, and community design. Through case study assignments, students investigate design and planning strategies at scales ranging from suburbs to mill towns to metropolis.