10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR
Nguyen Engineering Building 1107
Section Information for Spring 2020
How is globalization changing cities? How are cities changing globalization? How does globalization "take place" in cities? In this course, we will seek to answer these questions by looking at cities and their challenges around the world, traveling, for example, from Lagos (Nigeria), London (UK), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Delhi (India) to New York City (USA), San Francisco (USA), and Washington, DC (USA). Some of the challenges we will explore are the world-wide gentrification, segregation, and displacement; the global climate emergency; the contradictions of global historic preservation movements; and local social movements fighting deepening inequality and displacement on a global scale. As a capstone course, we focus on the cities and crises in order to synthesize, compare, and consolidate the various approaches and theories explored in studies of globalization, global affairs, and transnationalism.
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