The objective of the course is to explore the urban environment, and suggest ways to improve certain components thereof. The way individuals and groups perceive and appropriate the city is analyzed in lectures and researched in workshops. Of special interest are areas where public domain meets private domain and the borders between them are blurred. The workshops include codification of quantifiable data; pinpointing of physical elements that grant some specific character to urban space; identification of people’s attitudes and everyday conduct that substantiate (or degrade) it; and designs and plans aiming at solving specific problems and thus contribute to upgrading its quality in a selected area.