City System Mobility and Infrastructure
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 2481
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
How does transportation infrastructure contribute to the making and un-making of cities? In this seminar course, we will explore the evolution of cities and the role that infrastructure plays in guiding urban development, for better and for worse. We will focus on transportation infrastructure and the role that mobility plays in trajectories of growth, change, and transformation. Via readings and case studies, students will gain understanding of the mobility and transportation challenges currently faced by cities in the US and across the globe (with a focus on cities in the developing world). Experts and scholars will be invited to the class to share their work and knowledge. Students will be expected to produce research that examines the issues and themes introduced in our class discussions, and will leave the course with extensive foundational knowledge about how urban infrastructure systems affect city life.
Open to Undergraduate students.