Infrastructure for the New Social Compact

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Infrastructure &Social Compact

Fall 2021

Taught By: William Morrish

Section: A

CRN: 11691

Credits: 3

This course will address design and social science research and practice on urban infrastructure for the last 20 years. Cities facing the root shock of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and the momentum of massive human migration strip away the everyday veneer of social and ecology safety that many of us take for granted. Hyper-urban situations not only take lives and force others into long term daily suffering; they reveal society's negligence in recognizing the significance of maintaining and updating infrastructure as a basic necessity to daily civil society operations. The traditional logistics-based infrastructure approach to building city systems needs to expand its basic practices to recognize the future of urban infrastructure as a social and ecological network which is: 1. A cultural repository of diverse cultural memories and future hopes; 2. a composite of interdependent services and support systems that form the threads of the local safety net; 3.a generative process of creative management between civic actors renewing and distributing equitably the local common wealth; and 4. a creative cloud of economic invention and ecological productivity. Through lectures, readings, and guest lectures, the course will investigate four global city infrastructure situations -- urban case studies that will help provide greater detail and practices to the four infrastructure performance criteria outlined above. The city situation categories and example locations are the following: A. Post-Capital Project (New York, New York, and European Union cities) B. SMART City (Portland, Oregon; IBM/CISCO Rio de Janerio, Brazil; and Chinese cities) C. Civil Society (Medellin, Colombia and Johannesburg, South Africa) D. System "D" (Lagos, Nigeria and Detroit, Michigan).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 10:36am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021