Facilitating Urban Changes: From Idea to Measurable Outcomes

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Facilitating Urban Change

Spring 2020

Taught By: Salvatore Rasa

Section: A

CRN: 7720

Credits: 4

This new seminar-style project course provides undergraduate students from across the divisions with an interactive cross-disciplinary venue to hear/share great stories of social accomplishment while imagining real world change scenarios of their own, designed to eventually work with communities of need, communities of interest, and communities of expertise. The course is primarily geared toward juniors in undergraduate programs at Lang, SPE, and Parsons who wish to facilitate urban change through the creation of a project that could become the basis for a senior capstone, an independent study, a student competition or funding applications, another New School course, and/or possibility for further implementation after graduation or in graduate school. The main objectives of the course involve 1) obtaining a deeper understanding of the subject matter surrounding the proposed project, 2) making observations and establish first contacts with gate-keepers; 3) finding resources and understand the infrastructure and policy framework for the given challenge; 4) identifying allies and collaborators in both known and unknown networks as well as developing reliable and inclusive communication strategies and exchanges; 5) developing an action plan including a realistic time-table and budget, small, incremental changes and steps, time for reflection and reevaluation; 6) identifying early criteria for (self) assessment and determining measurable outcomes; and 7) assembling the above into a compelling E-Learning Portfolio.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 5:00pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020