E-mail icon E-mail courses Print icon Print course(s)
 

as of 11/21/2019

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectUrban Studies
Number & Suffix: 110
Full UC Title: URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 
Transcript Title: URBAN & REGION PLAN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Global and local urban development are not only shaped through conscious planning and design strategies, but driven by broader processes of political-economic restructuring associated with the logics of capitalism, modern state power and diverse forms of socio-political mobilisation. This course presents key topics in contemporary geographical political economy. It surveys a wide variety of methodological strategies through which scholars have attempted to decipher the forces that are fostering planetary urbanisation and that are shaping contemporary cities and city-regions under conditions of heightened geo-economic volatility, deterritorialization, widespread adoption of entrepreneurial politics and ensuing resistance from popular movements. After covering a variety of foundational readings on theory and method of global urbanism, and surveying some of the key positions in recent debates on neoliberal urbanism, the course explores topics such as austerity governance, housing and social reproduction, sociospatial polarization, large-scale infrastructures and social struggles over the “right to the city”. This course critically examines the relationship between sustainability, resilience, vulnerability, land development, urban governance, urban form, and social conflicts. Assessment: class participation (10%), presentations (40%), and papers (50%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 
Partner University Department: SILS - Community 
Partner University Course Number: CM402