A maximum of 30 students. Available to all.
Having completed the course, the student is acquainted with classic and contemporary thinkers and discussions in urban studies under social research, and able to find relevant literature to negotiate and find solutions to issues related to city development and urban social inequality.
In 1973, David Harvey published a book Social Justice and the City. In it, Harvey argued that urban inequality emanates from the politics adopted and pursued. In tandem with The Urban Question by Manuel Castells, published a year earlier, these books gave rise to a new critical, social scientific wave of urban research. This study course introduces key theories, concepts and thinkers developed in this field of urban studies. In addition to Castells and Harvey, the courses acquaints students with e.g. the following urban scholars: Henri Lefebvre, Sharon Zukin, Saskia Sassen, Harvey Molotch, Neil Smith, Edward Soja, Don Mitchell, Loïc Wacquant, Tom Slater, Patrick LeGales, Neil Brenner, Michael Storper, Susan Fainstein, Jennifer Robinson, Fulong Wu, and Anaya Roy.
Lectures, course assignment and exam.
Lectures and readings.
Grading: Exam (~1/2), assignment (~1/2), active engagement
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)
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