Urban Planning, Design, and Social Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Planning, Design, and So

Fall 2021

Taught By: Emily Bills

Section: A

CRN: 11210

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: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:55pm 12/6/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021