The Future will be Cooperative: Coops, Community Land Trusts and the Commons

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
The Future will be Cooperative
Spring 2023
Taught By: Mia White
Section: A

CRN: 13360

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the idea of "the commons" from a historical perspective, as well as an applied investigation into contemporary applications and projects like community land trusts and cooperatives. The course proceeds from the perspective that nature is social, the "environment" includes humans, and thus real sustainability requires reframing our ideas about "space" at all scales. The course proceeds with a *critical orientation to the history and practice of private property, and then zeroes in on a host of actually-existing (including some local metro-area) case studies as a way to ground our theoretical engagements. Examples of case studies will include a Black Electric Cooperative in the American South, a Worker-Owned Cooperative in Europe, and a Housing Coop/Land Trusts in the NYC/NJ area. Fulfills the EPSM Making a Difference Requirement.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Creative Community Development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:08am EDT 9/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 510
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023