SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentFreshman Class of BA in Global Governance
Course NameExploring Civic Urbanism
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule


1. 課程概述 Course overview

2. 現代城市的?述與生產 Making of Contemporary Urbanism

3. ?與式規劃的發展與困境 Design as democracy?

4. 日常城市主義 Everyday Urbanism

5. 空間鬆綁 Loose Space

6. 佔領/城市抵抗與公共空間 Occupy/ Urban Resistance & Public Space

7. DIY/戰術/暫時性城市主義 DIY/Tactical/Temporary Urbanisms

8. 城市游擊主義 Guerrilla Urbanism

9. 城市混雜主義 Messy Urbanism

10. 城市情感主義 Affective Urbanism

11. 文資行動主義 Heritage Activism

12. 城市共生與封閉 Urban Commons & Enclosures

13. 城市農耕主義 Agro-Urbanism

14. 游擊韌性  Guerrilla Resilience

15. 城市學習主義 Pedagogical Urbanism

16. 回顧與總結Review & conclusions


課程操作方式將以講課以及討?為主,學生作業有三,包括:公民城市主義案?整?、現場觀察紀?,以及一篇研究報告。The course format will consist of weekly lectures and in-class discussions. The assignments will include a case study of civic urbanism, an observation report, and a term paper.

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



公民城市主義案?整? Civic Urbanism Case Study Report (20%)

現場觀察紀? Site/Activity Observation Report (20%)

研究報告 Research paper (40%)

課堂參與 Class participation (20%)

Textbook & Reference



Crawford, Margaret. 1999. Introduction. In Everyday Urbanism.


Douglas, Gordon CC. (2014). Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement” through Unauthorized Alteration. City and Community 13(1): 5-25.*


Francis, Mark. 1999. “Proactive Practice: Visionary Thought and Participatory Action in Environmental Design,” Places 12(2)


Franck, Karen A. and Quentin Stevens. 2007. Tying Down Loose Space. In Loose Space.


Hall, Peter. 1996. The City of Dreadful Night. In Cities of Tomorrow.


Hester, Randolph T. 1999. A Refrain with a View, Places 12(2).


Hou, Jeffrey. 2010. Citizen Design: Participation and Beyond. In Companion to Urban Design.


Hou, Jeffrey. 2010. (Not) your everyday public space. In Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities.


Hou, Jeffrey, and Manish Chalana. (2016). Untangling the Messy Asian City. In Chalana, Manish, and Jeffrey Hou. (eds.), Messy Urbanism: Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia, 1-21.


Hou, Jeffrey and Michael Rios. 2003. Community-driven Placemaking: the Social Practice of Participatory Design in the Making of Union Point Park. Journal of Architectural Education, 57 (1)


Jacobs, Jane. 1992. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. (Excerpt)


Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. 1999. “Performing the City: Reflections on the Urban Vernacular.” In Everyday Urbanism.


Lydon, Mike, and Garcia, Anthony. (2015). Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change. (Excerpt)


Platt, Rutherford H. 1994. From Commons to Commons: Evolving Concepts of Open Space in North American Cities. In The Ecological City.


Urban Catalysts (2006). Pattern of the Unplanned. In Franck, Karen A., and Quentin Stevens (eds.), Loose Space: Possibility and Diversity in Urban Life.


Textbook:  None


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