Urban Innovation Seminar

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Innovation Seminar

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 7470

Credits: 3

In the face of current global challenges of growth and consumption, environmental sustainability, poverty, and equity, will 21st century societies come to change through acute crises or through managed change or ‘changemaking’ practices within capitalist and state institutions? This course is designed for those exploring or having in careers as ‘changemakers,’ in particular at the complex scales of cities, nations, and international institutions, and within global professional communities and industries. Theories, frameworks, and practices for changemaking will be explored with reference to current and historic changemaking initiatives and movements. These changemaking cases will be analyzed and discussed through the lenses of community of practice theory, transition theory, regulation theory and other theories of institutional change, and theories of revolutionary change. The case practices explored can include community development, norm-changing social movements, city-level action on global climate and sustainability challenges, technology transition strategies (e.g., to renewable energy, circular economy), corporate supply chain and product innovation to address poverty and sustainability, and social enterprise. Present day, popular concepts and discourse on changemaking will also be critically probed. Student projects will focus on developing changemaking strategies for potential pursuit within the contexts of their own careers.

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: 11:36am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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