This initial group of assignments lays out the planning-related tasks the students undertook in the first weeks of the course.
The first task was to gather basic background information on Paradise. The second was to make precedent studies of eight significant town-planning or large-scale projects realized over the past 90 years or so. The last task was a figure-ground exercise, based on Giambattista Nolli’s famous map of Rome in 1748, that would allow them to compare the precedents’ formal organizations with each other and with Paradise.
Macdonald, Kent, "Paradise Redux: Urban Design Assignments, Part One" (2019). Project Description and Assignments. 2.