UURB
2411

Urban Planning, Design, and Social Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Urban Planning, Design, and So
Fall 2023
Taught By: Emily Bills
Section: A

CRN: 15881

Credits: 3

This course seeks to retell the history of modern American and European city planning from a social justice perspective. We review the major contributions to urban design and explore the class, gendered, and racialized prejudices often built into such planning approaches. As part of this process, we seek to understand the complicated motivations of urban thinkers who developed such ideas as the City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the "city scientific," among others, and how those concepts were actualized in reality. How did often problematic, but sometimes well-intentioned, projects contribute to colonialism, environmental racism, and housing segregation? And how are these approaches still influential today? A key goal of the course is to highlight resistance efforts and creative adaptations by those often written out of planning history. We engage course material through creative projects, readings, podcasts, films, guest talks, and online discussion sessions.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:18am EST 2/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/17/2023