The Urbanism of Greenwich Village (Part II of II)
with Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro | 3.25 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW and 3.25 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Elective) for completing both parts
This is the second part of a two-part course. Part I is available here.
Greenwich Village, as one of the most beloved and picturesque neighborhoods in New York City, presents unique lessons in its centuries-old architecture and urbanism: from its picturesque streets and squares, to its buildings, churches and townhomes. In this virtual course, we will discover how certain timeless urban principles make a neighborhood, and by extension, the city, more livable, walkable, and loved by a community. Participants will virtually walk through Greenwich Village and study its architectural and urban development, discuss principles of traditional urbanism applied to a modern-day city, and analyze how architecture (traditional and modernist) can affect public space.
What you will learn
- Gain deeper understanding of urban spatial typologies and their built form, and identify them as elements that make up traditional cities.
- Analyze through the historical urban fabric of Greenwich Village how traditional urbanism can promote more sustainable and resilient cities.
- Understand the importance of foreground and background buildings in a neighborhood and the role they play in providing a stronger urban foundation for human flourishing and communal welfare.
- Learn why a well-connected network of streets and squares can create more walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, promoting a healthier lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.
- Analyze how principles and typologies of traditional urbanism contribute to neighborhood safety.
- Identify urban interventions in Greenwich Village and recognize their positive and negative impacts on the neighborhood, and therefore its residents’ well-being.
Course Navigation and Review Questions
As you watch the video, you can browse by subject using the course outline and timestamps below. As you progress through the video, you can follow along with optional (ungraded) review questions here to help assess your understanding of the material.
0:00: Washington Mews, Jefferson Market, Greenwich Avenue
17:40: 7th Avenue Intervention, Perry Street, Greenwich Village Housing Types
40:44: Bleecker Street, Christopher Street, Waterfront
Quiz & Credit
Viewers may receive 3.25 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW and 3.25 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture by watching this video and subsequently scoring at least 70% on a summative assessment that tests your understanding of the material. For more information, please email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x 112.
The summative assessment is available here.
Course Feedback Form
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About the Presenter
Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro is a licensed architect based in Guatemala City. Rodrigo has contributed to and coordinated the architectural design of new traditional neighborhoods in the new city of Cayalá, Guatemala, and other projects. Additionally, he has independently designed residences in Guatemala City and Las Catalinas, Costa Rica. Prior to returning to Guatemala, Rodrigo was at the office of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, where he worked on the design of private residences in New York and Connecticut. He holds a Licentiate of Architecture from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, and a Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Bollat Montenegro is a Fellow at the ICAA where he teaches different courses, and where he sits on various committees.
AIA Continuing Education Provider Information
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Instructional Delivery Method: On-demand e-learning program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: August 19, 2023
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
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