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History of Boston Parks


This field course examines the development of Boston parks from Colonial times to the present. Beginning with the Boston Common and moving on to Olmsted parks, neighborhood and metropolitan parks, and present-day public spaces, the course will provide an overview of the parks themselves via walking tours and weekly reading assignments. The course will also examine the role of park designers and others who have influenced the evolution of parks and public landscape design in the city.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * AS128
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: HT Elective, BDS-HTC: Concentration Elective, BID: HT Elective
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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