This seminar covers architecture and urbanism in Havana: the old colonial city, Art Deco, the International Style, the footprint of the American presence (from the mob to nearby sugar mills), and buildings from the Cuban Revolution and the Soviet period. At the heart of the course are the main challenges facing the city’s extraordinary architectural heritage. How do Cubans cope with the problems caused by the U..S embargo, now aggravated by escalating flood damage due to climate change? What are the social and environmental costs of the tourism industry, which now constitutes the mainstay of the economy? We conclude with an analysis of the architectural problems and potentials of post-Castro Havana. Students are expected to do original research to be presented in class and in the final paper. Limited enrollment.