UURB
4521

Political Economy of The City

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Political Economy of The City
Fall 2022
Taught By: Robert von Mahs
Section: A

CRN: 5883

Credits: 3

Political Economy of the City explores the forces that have worked to make cities what they are today. This course takes US cities as a starting point while recognizing that we are all operating in an international context and that many of the critical issues facing cities today are global in nature—climate change, inequality, the privatization of public space. Through a careful examination of the historic unfolding of social stratification by race and class, the shifts in the economic foundations of the nation, and the politics of power, we will be able to consider such basic questions as: what is the nature of the state? and what is the role of racism in American democracy? We will read books and the print edition of the New York Times, and we will talk to each other about these and the gripping questions shaping our cities and the world.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 1:54am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022