Communities in Urban Development

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Communities in Urban Develop

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3004

Credits: 3

As the world is urbanizing, urban poverty and inequality remain two of the biggest and most difficult to address issues. In the midst of a challenging urbanization process, urban poor communities have transformed into central actors in the efforts to address the living conditions of the urban poor. An entirely new range of social movements, networks, and organizations has surfaced across the globe and within cities of the global South. The important rise of transnational advocacy coalitions coincided with a significant paradigm shift in urban governance. Ideologies of urban entrepreneurialism have led to critical shifts not only in terms of how cities are managed but also on how policy decisions are made. However, within this discussion there has been little consideration of the role of slum dweller organizations and their coalition networks in the co-production of urban entrepreneurialism. The course examines how transnational coalitions of the urban poor and their national and city-based social movements contribute in the formulation and co-production of urban policy. In what ways do communities of the urban poor contribute in the process of urban development? What are their most important contributions? What are the challenges that organized urban poor communities face? The objective of the course is two-fold: first, to present and analyze the theoretical aspects involved with community participation in urban development; second, to discuss the growing number of community-driven initiatives, which resulted in significant improvements in housing, and household services provision by the urban poor and for the urban poor.

This course is part of the Cities & Social Justice concentration and Development 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: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 10:07am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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