|URB 3010||Contemporary U.S. Cities|
The course discusses the historical growth and development of U.S. cities and metropolitan areas from the pre-industrial era through to the twenty-first century. It will then explore a set of key, contemporary debates â all in the context of cities and the urban — in the realm of social and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and closely related topics. The course will employ classroom discussion, visits by scholars, practitioners, and advocates, and other means to explore these topics.
|URB 3020||The Global Evolution of Cities|
This is a highly interdisciplinary course, employing perspectives from history, geography, economics, architecture, humanities, sociology, anthropology, and political science; utilizing a series of modules and case-studies, from the earliest cities in the Bronze Age to present-day global-city regions. The course provides a sense of the spectrum of urbanity through the ages and across the worldâs regions. It will introduce key moments in the evolution of cities around the world; moments that can also be thought of as urban revolutions.