NINT

5012

African Cities

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

African Cities

Fall 2018

Taught By: Gulelat Kebede

Section: A

CRN: 3553

Credits: 3

Africa is the most rapidly urbanizing region of this century. By 2030 Africa’s urban population will exceed urban Latin America and Urban Europe. The relatively rapid economic growth of some African countries that started in early 2000s and the emerging consumer class of their growing cities have attracted interest to Africa and to what pundits call “the last frontier” of development. Urbanization together with demographic change and technology, and in the context of globalization, define, to a great extent the pace and nature of Africa’s growth and development . Understanding the state of African cities and the nature and dynamic of urbanization driving their formation and growth and identifying the levers and tools to make it a real transformative power and agent of change is therefore crucial. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the key issues, challenges and opportunities African cities and urbanization are facing, and the policy choices and strategies that are available to them to turn urbanization into a real force of inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

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: 8:01pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1107

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018