History of World Urbanism 2
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: University Lecture Program
Course Number: UURB 2001
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban History, Theory & Criticism
The course will review the urban formations of the metropolis, megalopolis, and megacity as they emerge since the post-WWII era. By looking at both the realities and visions of urbanism through a global perspective we will examine the tripartite structure of urban space as a perceived, conceived and lived condition. The class will discuss urbanism in different political conditions (from the welfare city and the socialist city to cities undergoing gentrification and neoliberal development); urbicide and urban recovery after war and crisis; suburbanization and urban heterotopias; notions of tactical urbanism and informal urbanism; cities transformed by mega events; cities represented in marketing and media campaigns. For this, we will look at the practices of various urban actors, ranging from politicians, developers and planners to citizens associations and political movements, as well as major ideas that shaped the urban discourse. The class will adopt a participatory, project-based approach to the learning of history, and students will need to be critically engaged with the course material.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to all university undergraduate degree students.


Open to Undergraduate students.