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 2020

Taught By: Mia White

Section: A

CRN: 5506

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.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 6:36pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020