The Dynamic Metropolis
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Level: Undergraduate
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
  • Politics
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: Degree Students