View Additional Course Information:
Including faculty, schedule, credits, CRN and location.
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Urban Studies
Course Number: LURB 3007
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities, a trend that will accelerate in the coming decades. What makes these urban economies grow or fail? What are the implications for poverty, environmental sustainability, and politics? How are cities trying to meet these challenges? Drawing on examples both in the U.S. and globally, this course will look at how urban economies and economic policy are changing, and what the role of governments, nonprofits, and engaged people might be in helping shape their future, and the future of their billions of residents. We will make extensive use of case studies and use New York as a laboratory to see some of these trends first-hand.
Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.
Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.
Open to Eugene Lang College students.
Open to Undergraduate students.