Latin American Cities: Urban Change, Environment and Cultural Diversity.

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Latin American Cities

Spring 2020

Taught By:

Section: A

CRN: 7102

Credits: 3

Latin America is on the move again, but is still a region of peace. After a decade of progressive governments in many countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador, the political context of the region experienced a turn to the center-right in the last years. The course explores how political and cultural changes through history have shaped and were shaped by the built and natural environment of the city. It focuses on the expressions of urban inequality and cultural diversity in the public sphere, examining and interpreting cities and city life through the lens of visual culture, architecture, urban planning, art history, and geography, including current examples of literature and film. Patterns of urban change, policies for management of environmental risks, complexities and differences across the region, will be examined with particular attention to capital cities such as Buenos Aires, La Paz, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City, as well as secondary cities such as Manizales (Colombia), and Santa Fe (Argentina). Through active research students will examine specific Latin American cities to explore the interaction of democracy, urban policies, visual culture and the natural and built environment, and analyze these processes in the global context.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment:

Enrollment Status: Closed*

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