END 363– Cities and Globalization
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
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.