Housing in Global Perspective

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Housing in Global Perspective

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 5850

Credits: 3

The course will link the empirical analyses on housing to theoretical discussions on class, community, gender, ethnicity, and design. It will analyze housing and land use conflict ranging from informality, homelessness, and gated communities to housing tenure, architectural design and housing as a humanitarian tool. In order to do so, the course assesses housing policy from an international and comparative perspective. Using case studies from cities in the U.S., Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, it considers the interactions between private action and public regulation -- including land use policy, taxation, and government subsidy programs -- , with a particular focus on the policy and practice of developing affordable rental housing. The course will then give students an understanding of the economics of urban housing and the conflictive process through which housing is developed, and the role the market, government, funders, workers, and housing consumers play in influencing the creation and development of housing. Overall, the course seeks to help students develop a broad knowledge of the politics of housing in different countries and how they intersect with issues such as urban development, urban inequalities, housing finance, and public policy. It will also encourage students to think about housing issues relationally and globally. Some of the themes covered in this course include: Traditional Housing, Spatial Inequality, Affordable Housing Policies, Informal Housing, Community and Housing Design, Gender and Housing, Race and Ethnicity and Housing, Homelessness, Urban Economics and Housing etc

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: 10:17pm 4/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019