Smart Cities and Urban Values

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Smart Cities and Urban Values

Spring 2020

Taught By: Michael A Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 5990

Credits: 3

This course will examine the smart city movement over the past decade and seek to evaluate the pros and cons of the application of technology to the resolution of urban problems. Students will learn about the theory of smart cities and a range of the application of so-called smart city technologies against the backdrop of a parallel and growing conversation about urban values and ethics. Major urban theorists have begun to write about urban ethics and values in response to the growing complexity of agendas that are being considered at the urban level. These include the role of the city in global and national economic progress, the likely impact of climate change, the growing number of international migrants coming to cities, and the evidence of increasing intra-urban inequality. These discussions about urban ethics and values will be used as criteria to evaluate smart city proposals.

This course is part of the Cities & Social Justice concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 4:10pm 9/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm



Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020