Arab Cities: A Planning Persp.
Taught By: Eman Abdelhafeez-Eshmawy
Arab and Middle Eastern cities have endured centuries of economic, political, social, religious, and urban design challenges. From Marrakesh to Cairo, Riyadh to Dubai, and Baghdad to Beirut, the vitality of these cities has been historically subjected to foreign invasions, economic development, and revolutionary forces. To best appreciate the region today--economically, politically, and in terms of urban planning-- it is important to understand the history of Arab city design, planning, and economic development. This course will begin with a series of lectures to provide students with a theoretical and historical overview of urban design and planning traditions in the Arab world and Middle Eastern cities. During the second half of the course, students will work collaboratively in groups drawing on case studies to create an end-of-semester imaginary urban plan presentable to a hypothetical city council in a neighborhood within a modern Arab city. These presentations will draw on software, mixed media, and modes of data collection that will be introduced in the course. This course will be of interest to students who want to learn more about urban studies, planning, and design; economics and economic development; political science and politics; sociology and culture; and international cities,particularly in the Arab world and Middle East.
College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)
Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 13
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: 9:15am 6/24/2019