Urban Development Policy in Africa
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5365
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- International Affairs
- Social Development
This course focuses on the assessment of the development impact of public policies and international assistance affecting urban development processes in developing countries and particularly Africa. Attention will be given to issues relating to urban governance, slum development, health and micro-credit issues. The course is intended to prepare students for the International Field Programs in which they will be working on programs and projects intended to improve living conditions in slums, health programs, the provision of micro-credit, and/or statistical analyses of development processes in Uganda. These analytic tasks will be the core of student field work in a number of locations in Uganda during the summer of 2011. The course will therefore introduce students to some of the policy and analytic issues involved in these sectors as well as some of the relevant comparative analytic data and country experience. While the course will be required for students participating in these programs, students not intending to participate in these IFPs are also permitted to take the course.