The Dynamic Metropolis
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: University Lecture Program
Course Number: ULEC 2620
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Urban Studies
- Urban Design
This course introduces students to the tremendous growth and dynamism of cities, suburbs, and metropolitan regions. While the focus in on the United States, examples will be drawn from a wide range of urban agglomerations, including Mexico City, Tokyo, London, Shanghai, and Mumbai. The course surveys several key themes germane to understanding metropolitan regions: the nature of urban life and experience; overlapping systems of governance, policy, and economy; population, immigration, and the shifting spatial distributions of race, ethnicity, and class; the emergence of major institutions such as schools, libraries, and hospitals; technological networks of transit, utilities, and communications; and the changing composition and design of the built environment.
Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
Course Open to: Majors Only