Global Urban Futures
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Level: 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 5408
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
What is the global urban future? We know for the first time in history most of the world’s inhabitants reside in cities. Yet, there is much unknown/to be learned about the future of these cities. Urban centers are the sites of rapid transitions in economy, politics, finance, technology, culture, physical form, urban agriculture and the environment, forcing policy-makers, citizens, and communities to understand these changes, how they are linked, and how can they be guided to improve the welfare of households, communities, cities and nations. This course will examine the multiplicity of processes, using specific cases from both developing countries and industrialized, to understand how the urban future is being planned/shaped, by whom, why and with what results. It will include an exploration and discussion of what works, what doesn’t, how and why. The students will write two papers: one on cross cutting issues as they apply to several cities, and a second in-depth case study about one city of their choice. This interdisciplinary course is designed for advanced graduate students. Prior experience and knowledge on issues in/about cities is recommended.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Graduate students.