The Right to the City: An Overview into the Contemporary Urban Crisis

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

The Right to the City

Spring 2019

Taught By: Miguel Robles-Duran

Section: A

CRN: 6305

Credits: 3

In its tradition of progressive inquiry, The New School will offer a new course, The Right To The City. Taught by the urbanist Miguel Robles-Duran together with prominent guest lecturers that include David Harvey, Martha Rosler, Richard Wolff, Cindi Katz and Rob Robinson. The course will delve into what Harvey calls “one of the most precious, yet most neglected of human rights,” exploring the many forms in which The Right To The City has been claimed through feminist, queer, environmental, racial, legal and cultural standpoints. Issues such as citizen displacement; gentrification; spatial segregation; private property; cultural dominance; environmental degradation; discrimination; access to housing, education and health; collectivity; urban social movements and resistance will drive the core debates in class. Throughout this seminar, participants of The New School community and abroad will be asked to explore, analyze and critique ideas and cases from around the world in which The Right To The City has been used or demanded; participants will also work to develop the active thinking necessary to translate these cases and theories into new praxes of social, economic and political change.

The Right To The City is supported by Urban@Parsons and its graduate urban programs.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

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: 5:55am 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019