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END 363– Cities and Globalization

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Course No.: 10391

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2015 Fall

Location: Diefendorf – 103

Meeting Day(s): Monday & Wednesday

Meeting Time: 3:00PM - 4:20PM

Faculty: Cole

Faculty: Cole

By mid-century 70% of the world population is forecast to live in cities. This new course will explore the impacts of globalization on cities, and the communities that populate them. We will discuss evolving ideas about the futures of the global economy and its old and emerging cities and regions. The unifying theme of the course will be the crafting of technological and social innovations. Topics will be explored through weekly video documentaries and readings on cities across the world. Students are expected to take an active role in class discussions and prepare regular topic summaries leading to a final paper and class presentations. An important goal of the class is to help students to position themselves for their globalized futures.