Planning and Urban Citizenship: Theories & Methods for Empowering

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Planning and Urban Citizenship

Spring 2022

Taught By: Oscar Sosa Lopez

Section: A

CRN: 10935

Credits: 3

How can urban planning empower individuals and communities to create more sustainable, just and democratic cities when the world is in crisis? In this course we answer this question by: a) Reviewing the history of urban planning. b) Exploring new and re-discovered frameworks and paradigms to guide communities and governments in in the production of urban space. c) Examining the changing, environmental, social, economic and political contexts that shape urban life using the lens of urban citizenship. d) Studying the different stages of the planning process, from how planners imagine futures, to how they implement projects and evaluate their work. e) Problematizing the relationship between planning and crisis. Students will use these theoretical insights to develop a framework to design, implement, and evaluate planning projects that can be applied to real-world problems. The material, discussions and assignments are relevant for Master’s and PhD students from all disciplines who are interested in urban planning, public policy, urban politics, community development, urban design, international development and environmental studies.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Creative Community Development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (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: 5:31am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022