I’ve been going through some of Spiro Kostoff’s lectures from his teaching of a course at Cal in 1991.  The lectures accompany Kostof’s research for his 1991 book The City Shaped.  I mentioned the lectures previously here, but they really help illuminate Kostof’s book.   The book is easily the best primer for the history and elements of urban design I’ve come across.

The full list of videos available from Cal is available here.  All in all, there are 25 lectures to choose from.

As a complete aside, 1991 obviously predates PowerPoint – it’s interesting to see a professor delivering a lecture with actual slides.  Needless to say, this was not quite my academic experience.


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